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

Thomas R. Carper

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State DE
Effectiveness Score A-

Committee Rank: 107/530

Committee Chair Rank: 86/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works SSEV Ranking Member 1
Senate Committee on Finance SSFI Member 6
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs SSGA Member 2
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 89.57% (114th congress. Rank is 64/537)
88.77% (115th congress. Rank is 48/537)
Missed Votes 13 (114th congress. Rank is 86/537)
5 (115th congress. Rank is 417/537)
Bills Sponsored 7 (Bill ranking is 46/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
s2133-114 A bill to improve Federal agency financial and administrative controls and procedures to assess and mitigate fraud risks, and to improve Federal agencies' development and use of data analytics for the purpose of identifying, preventing, and responding to fraud, including improper payments. 114 house True 2016-06-21 2016-04-12 2016-06-23
s1348-113 A bill to reauthorize the Congressional Award Act. 113 house True 2013-09-30 2013-09-26 2013-10-01
s1172-114 A bill to improve the process of presidential transition. 114 house True 2016-02-29 2015-07-30 2016-03-15
s1360-113 A bill to amend the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, including making changes to the Do Not Pay initiative, for improved detection, prevention, and recovery of improper payments to deceased individuals, and for other purposes. 113 senate True 2014-09-18 False
s614-114 A bill to provide access to and use of information by Federal agencies in order to reduce improper payments, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-12-07 2015-07-28 2015-12-09
sres265-113 A resolution expressing support for the individuals impacted by the senseless attack at the Washington Navy Yard, and commending and thanking members of the military, law enforcement officers, first responders, and civil servants for their courage and professionalism. 113 senate True 2013-10-04 False
s1348-113 A bill to reauthorize the Congressional Award Act. 113 senate True 2013-09-30 2013-09-26 2013-10-01