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

Joe Donnelly

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State IN
Effectiveness Score B-

Committee Rank: 92/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs SSBK Member 8
Senate Special Committee on Aging SPAG Member 5
Senate Committee on Armed Services SSAS Member 7
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry SSAF Member 7
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 78.71% (114th congress. Rank is 13/537)
78.01% (115th congress. Rank is 8/537)
Missed Votes 4 (114th congress. Rank is 300/537)
6 (115th congress. Rank is 451/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
sres598-113 A resolution expressing condolences to the family of Abdul-Rahman Peter Kassig and condemning the terrorist acts of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. 113 senate True 2014-12-10 False
sres262-113 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of suicide prevention awareness. 113 senate True 2013-09-26 False