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

Rod Blum

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State IA
Effectiveness Score B+

Committee Rank: 359/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform HSGO Member 15
House Committee on Small Business HSSM Member 8
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 91.97% (114th congress. Rank is 120/537)
89.93% (115th congress. Rank is 59/537)
Missed Votes 17 (114th congress. Rank is 147/537)
17 (115th congress. Rank is 164/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 130/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4639-114 To reauthorize the Office of Special Counsel, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide modifications to authorities relating to the Office of Special Counsel, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-06-21 False
hr4605-114 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 615 6th Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the "Sgt. 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker Post Office Building". 114 house True 2016-04-18 2016-05-26 2016-06-03