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

Peter A. DeFazio

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State OR
Effectiveness Score B

Committee Rank: 442/530

Committee Chair Rank: 18/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure HSPW Ranking Member 1
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 90.6% (113th congress. Rank is 59/537)
91.22% (114th congress. Rank is 99/537)
92.95% (115th congress. Rank is 142/537)
Missed Votes 32 (113th congress. Rank is 184/537)
107 (114th congress. Rank is 44/537)
32 (115th congress. Rank is 330/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 219/537,537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr5701-113 To require that certain Federal lands be held in trust by the United States for the benefit of federally recognized tribes in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-12-09 False