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

Richard Blumenthal

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State CT
Effectiveness Score B-
Committees

Committee Rank: 28/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Special Committee on Aging SPAG Member 4
Senate Committee on Armed Services SSAS Member 6
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation SSCM Member 4
Senate Committee on the Judiciary SSJU Member 7
Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs SSVA Member 5
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 96.2% (114th congress. Rank is 382/537)
90.93% (115th congress. Rank is 79/537)
Missed Votes 2 (114th congress. Rank is 180/537)
2 (115th congress. Rank is 199/537)
Bills Sponsored 5 (Bill ranking is 537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
sres560-113 A resolution designating September 2014 as "School Bus Safety Month". 113 senate True 2014-09-17 False
sres162-113 A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate with respect to childhood stroke and recognizing May 2013 as "National Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month". 113 senate True 2013-06-04 False
sres439-113 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Safe Digging Month. 113 senate True 2014-05-06 False
sres459-113 A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate with respect to childhood stroke and recognizing May 2014 as "National Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month". 113 senate True 2014-05-22 False
sres171-113 A resolution designating June 15, 2013, as "World Elder Abuse Awareness Day". 113 senate True 2013-06-13 False