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

Karen Bass

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State CA
Effectiveness Score C+

Committee Rank: 363/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Foreign Affairs HSFA Member 7
House Committee on the Judiciary HSJU Member 8
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.45% (113th congress. Rank is 153/537)
95.07% (114th congress. Rank is 274/537)
93.86% (115th congress. Rank is 220/537)
Missed Votes 139 (113th congress. Rank is 55/537)
129 (114th congress. Rank is 83/537)
59 (115th congress. Rank is 434/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 191/537,537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr5081-113 To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to enable State child protective services systems to improve the identification and assessment of child victims of sex trafficking, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-07-25 False