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

William Lacy Clay

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State MO
Effectiveness Score B

Committee Rank: 99/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Financial Services HSBA Member 7
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform HSGO Member 4
House Committee on Natural Resources HSII Member 17
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 94.98% (113th congress. Rank is 240/537)
95.85% (114th congress. Rank is 353/537)
93.93% (115th congress. Rank is 227/537)
Missed Votes 77 (113th congress. Rank is 304/537)
47 (114th congress. Rank is 328/537)
34 (115th congress. Rank is 338/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,116/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr2908-114 To adopt the bison as the national mammal of the United States. 114 house True 2016-04-26 2016-04-28 2016-04-29
hr2347-114 To amend the Federal Advisory Committee Act to increase the transparency of Federal advisory committees, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-03-01 False