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

Matt Cartwright

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

Committee Rank: 383/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Appropriations HSAP Member 18
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform HSGO Member 15
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 94.94% (113th congress. Rank is 237/537)
95.83% (114th congress. Rank is 350/537)
93.06% (115th congress. Rank is 147/537)
Missed Votes 7 (113th congress. Rank is 291/537)
31 (114th congress. Rank is 263/537)
5 (115th congress. Rank is 418/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,96/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr756-114 To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide for the dissemination of information regarding available Federal programs relating to energy efficiency projects for schools, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-12-06 False
hr4904-114 To require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue a directive on the management of software licenses, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-06-07 2016-07-14 2016-07-19