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

Buddy Carter

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State GA
Effectiveness Score B-

Committee Rank: 478/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Energy and Commerce HSIF Member 30
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.39% (114th congress. Rank is 299/537)
94.5% (115th congress. Rank is 281/537)
Missed Votes 24 (114th congress. Rank is 219/537)
23 (115th congress. Rank is 251/537)
Bills Sponsored 3 (Bill ranking is 47/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr3480-114 To expand the boundary of Fort Frederica National Monument in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-06 False
hr5690-114 To ensure the Government Accountability Office has adequate access to information. 114 house True 2016-09-20 False
hr3842-114 To improve homeland security, including domestic preparedness and response to terrorism, by reforming Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers to provide training to first responders, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-12-13 2016-12-10 2016-12-15