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

Mark DeSaulnier

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

Committee Rank: 188/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Education and the Workforce HSED Member 12
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform HSGO Member 16
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure HSPW Member 26
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 96.64% (114th congress. Rank is 416/537)
93.59% (115th congress. Rank is 194/537)
Missed Votes 14 (114th congress. Rank is 103/537)
14 (115th congress. Rank is 128/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 215/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr1289-114 To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-09-16 False