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

Katherine Clark

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State MA
Effectiveness Score C

Committee Rank: 467/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Appropriations HSAP Member 21
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.26% (113th congress. Rank is 253/537)
95.36% (114th congress. Rank is 294/537)
95.33% (115th congress. Rank is 340/537)
Missed Votes 28 (113th congress. Rank is 156/537)
9 (114th congress. Rank is 463/537)
27 (115th congress. Rank is 282/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,91/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr1462-114 To combat the rise of prenatal opioid abuse and neonatal abstinence syndrome. 114 house True 2015-09-08 False
hr4599-114 To amend the Controlled Substances Act to permit certain partial fillings of prescriptions. 114 house True 2016-05-11 False