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

Gerald E. Connolly

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State VA
Effectiveness Score B
Committees

Committee Rank: 224/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Foreign Affairs HSFA Member 5
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform HSGO Member 7
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 91.89% (113th congress. Rank is 89/537)
94.44% (114th congress. Rank is 228/537)
93.65% (115th congress. Rank is 198/537)
Missed Votes 9 (113th congress. Rank is 320/537)
11 (114th congress. Rank is 64/537)
6 (115th congress. Rank is 442/537)
Bills Sponsored 3 (Bill ranking is 139/537,270/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr3096-113 To designate the building occupied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation located at 801 Follin Lane, Vienna, Virginia, as the "Michael D. Resnick Terrorist Screening Center". 113 senate True 2013-09-27 2014-12-11 2014-12-13
hr3096-113 To designate the building occupied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation located at 801 Follin Lane, Vienna, Virginia, as the "Michael D. Resnick Terrorist Screening Center". 113 house True 2013-09-27 2014-12-11 2014-12-13
hr4906-114 To amend title 5, United States Code, to clarify the eligibility of employees of a land management agency in a time-limited appointment to compete for a permanent appointment at any Federal agency, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-06-07 False