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

Vern Buchanan

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State FL
Effectiveness Score C

Committee Rank: 530/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Ways and Means HSWM Member 6
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 94.68% (113th congress. Rank is 226/537)
91.97% (114th congress. Rank is 119/537)
96.42% (115th congress. Rank is 412/537)
Missed Votes 45 (113th congress. Rank is 225/537)
79 (114th congress. Rank is 425/537)
59 (115th congress. Rank is 433/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,82/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr3957-114 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to temporarily allow expensing of certain costs of replanting citrus plants lost by reason of casualty. 114 house True 2016-09-21 False
hr5456-114 To amend parts B and E of title IV of the Social Security Act to invest in funding prevention and family services to help keep children safe and supported at home, to ensure that children in foster care are placed in the least restrictive, most family-like, and appropriate settings, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-06-21 False