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

Elijah E. Cummings

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State MD
Effectiveness Score A-
Committees

Committee Rank: 95/530

Committee Chair Rank: 12/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform HSGO Ranking Member 1
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure HSPW Member 4
Joint Economic Committee JSEC Member 3
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.27% (113th congress. Rank is 256/537)
97.05% (114th congress. Rank is 445/537)
95.14% (115th congress. Rank is 333/537)
Missed Votes 30 (113th congress. Rank is 172/537)
39 (114th congress. Rank is 292/537)
368 (115th congress. Rank is 350/537)
Bills Sponsored 6 (Bill ranking is 71/537,122/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr1233-113 To amend chapter 22 of title 44, United States Code, popularly known as the Presidential Records Act, to establish procedures for the consideration of claims of constitutionally based privilege against disclosure of Presidential records, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-11-12 2014-09-10 2014-11-17
hr1557-114 To amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal government, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-07-21 False
hr4197-113 To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the period of certain authority with respect to judicial review of Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers, and for other purposes. 113 senate True 2014-07-14 2014-09-11 2014-09-17
hr4197-113 To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the period of certain authority with respect to judicial review of Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-07-14 2014-09-11 2014-09-17
hr3231-114 To amend title 5, United States Code, to protect unpaid interns in the Federal government from workplace harassment and discrimination, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-01-11 False
hr1233-113 To amend chapter 22 of title 44, United States Code, popularly known as the Presidential Records Act, to establish procedures for the consideration of claims of constitutionally based privilege against disclosure of Presidential records, and for other purposes. 113 senate True 2014-11-12 2014-09-10 2014-11-17