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

Gus Bilirakis

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State FL
Effectiveness Score B-

Committee Rank: 377/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Energy and Commerce HSIF Member 17
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs HSVR Member 2
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.38% (113th congress. Rank is 267/537)
95.97% (114th congress. Rank is 368/537)
98.52% (115th congress. Rank is 516/537)
Missed Votes 22 (113th congress. Rank is 123/537)
10 (114th congress. Rank is 38/537)
31 (115th congress. Rank is 324/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,85/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4063-114 To improve the use by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of opioids in treating veterans, to improve patient advocacy by the Secretary, and to expand the availability of complementary and integrative health, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-05-10 False
hr3953-114 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4122 Madison Street, Elfers, Florida, as the "Private First Class Felton Roger Fussell Memorial Post Office". 114 house True 2016-05-23 2016-07-14 2016-07-19