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

Mike Bost

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State IL
Effectiveness Score B-

Committee Rank: 168/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Agriculture HSAG Member 17
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure HSPW Member 24
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs HSVR Member 6
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 91.86% (114th congress. Rank is 115/537)
91.76% (115th congress. Rank is 95/537)
Missed Votes 60 (114th congress. Rank is 382/537)
4 (115th congress. Rank is 371/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 128/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr3956-114 To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement a plan to hire directors of the medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs. 114 house True 2016-05-23 False
hr3714-114 To amend the Small Business Act to allow the Small Business Administration to establish size standards for small agricultural enterprises using the same process for establishing size standards for small business concerns, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-04-19 False