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

Maria Cantwell

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State WA
Effectiveness Score B+

Committee Rank: 32/530

Committee Chair Rank: 85/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs SLIA Member 2
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation SSCM Member 2
Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources SSEG Ranking Member 1
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship SSSB Member 2
Senate Committee on Finance SSFI Member 3
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.63% (114th congress. Rank is 177/537)
96.11% (115th congress. Rank is 393/537)
Missed Votes 0 (114th congress. Rank is 22/537)
2 (115th congress. Rank is 204/537)
Bills Sponsored 5 (Bill ranking is 200/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
sres467-113 A resolution recognizing the 100th Anniversary of Fishermen's Terminal in the Port of Seattle and celebrating Seattle's rich maritime heritage and its importance to the United States. 113 senate True 2014-06-04 False
sres572-113 A resolution congratulating the Sailors of the United States Submarine Force upon the completion of 4,000 ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) deterrent patrols. 113 senate True 2014-09-18 False
s3028-114 A bill to redesignate the Olympic Wilderness as the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness. 114 house True 2016-12-07 2016-07-14 2016-12-12
sres305-113 A resolution recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States. 113 senate True 2013-11-20 False
sres548-113 A resolution designating November 29, 2014, as "Small Business Saturday" and supporting efforts to increase awareness of the value of locally owned small businesses. 113 senate True 2014-09-16 False