Congressional Report Card

Looking at how effective our congress is. We evaluated all congress-persons from the 113, 114, and 115th sessions up congress gave them a grade based on their relative ranking compared to their peers.

Range breakdowns are as follows:
A range = 8%, B range = 22%, C range = 36%, D = 18%, F = 16% (Note: Average = C grade, A being best, F being worst)

Grades are calculated based on rankings that take into account committee membership, committee leadership, voting alignment (bipartisan voting strategies favored), votes missed (high # of votes missed penalized), bills sponsored, and bills sponsored that passed.
All data was collected from ProPublica's congress API

Created by Abhinav Suri, Katie Jiang, Lutong Cai, and Loujeine Boutar

Ralph Abraham

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State LA
Effectiveness Score B-
Committees

Committee Rank: 127/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Armed Services HSAS Member 27
House Committee on Agriculture HSAG Member 19
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology HSSY Member 14
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 96.52% (114th congress. Rank is 408/537)
97% (115th congress. Rank is 441/537)
Missed Votes 2 (114th congress. Rank is 183/537)
8 (115th congress. Rank is 507/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 133/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr677-114 To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for annual cost-of-living adjustments to be made automatically by law each year in the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans. 114 house True 2016-02-09 False
hr5588-114 To increase, effective as of December 1, 2016, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-07-11 2016-07-13 2016-07-14