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

JoaquĆ­n Castro

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

Committee Rank: 320/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence HLIG Member 8
House Committee on Foreign Affairs HSFA Member 13
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 94.89% (113th congress. Rank is 233/537)
96.68% (114th congress. Rank is 418/537)
93.4% (115th congress. Rank is 175/537)
Missed Votes 37 (113th congress. Rank is 200/537)
91 (114th congress. Rank is 464/537)
8 (115th congress. Rank is 495/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,95/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4743-114 To authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-05-16 False
hr3924-114 To establish in the United States Agency for International Development an entity to be known as the United States Global Development Lab, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-21 False