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

David A. Brat

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State VA
Effectiveness Score B

Committee Rank: 122/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on the Budget HSBU Member 9
House Committee on Education and the Workforce HSED Member 12
House Committee on Small Business HSSM Member 4
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 91.49% (113th congress. Rank is 79/537)
92.34% (114th congress. Rank is 128/537)
95.54% (115th congress. Rank is 358/537)
Missed Votes 1 (113th congress. Rank is 16/537)
46 (114th congress. Rank is 325/537)
11 (115th congress. Rank is 83/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 537/537,260/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr2693-114 To designate the arboretum at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, as the "Phyllis E. Galanti Arboretum". 114 house True 2015-12-08 2015-12-10 2015-12-11