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

Joe Courtney

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State CT
Effectiveness Score C+

Committee Rank: 371/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Armed Services HSAS Member 8
House Committee on Education and the Workforce HSED Member 4
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.05% (113th congress. Rank is 136/537)
95.11% (114th congress. Rank is 278/537)
93.95% (115th congress. Rank is 230/537)
Missed Votes 27 (113th congress. Rank is 149/537)
17 (114th congress. Rank is 148/537)
14 (115th congress. Rank is 130/537)
Bills Sponsored 0 (Bill ranking is 537/537,537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted