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

André Carson

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

Committee Rank: 220/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence HLIG Member 4
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure HSPW Member 13
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.18% (113th congress. Rank is 139/537)
95.79% (114th congress. Rank is 344/537)
93.54% (115th congress. Rank is 186/537)
Missed Votes 19 (113th congress. Rank is 102/537)
20 (114th congress. Rank is 188/537)
20 (115th congress. Rank is 222/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 537/537,277/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4957-114 To designate the Federal building located at 99 New York Avenue, N.E., in the District of Columbia as the "Ariel Rios Federal Building". 114 house True 2016-05-10 2016-05-16 2016-05-18