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

Eliot L. Engel

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

Committee Rank: 269/530

Committee Chair Rank: 20/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Foreign Affairs HSFA Ranking Member 1
House Committee on Energy and Commerce HSIF Member 4
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.16% (113th congress. Rank is 248/537)
95.92% (114th congress. Rank is 362/537)
93.84% (115th congress. Rank is 219/537)
Missed Votes 55 (113th congress. Rank is 256/537)
94 (114th congress. Rank is 467/537)
46 (115th congress. Rank is 391/537)
Bills Sponsored 4 (Bill ranking is 537/537,37/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr5094-114 To contain, reverse, and deter Russian aggression in Ukraine, to assist Ukraine's democratic transition, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-21 False
hr5732-114 To halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, encourage a negotiated political settlement, and hold Syrian human rights abusers accountable for their crimes. 114 house True 2016-11-15 False
hr4939-114 To increase engagement with the governments of the Caribbean region, the Caribbean diaspora community in the United States, and the private sector and civil society in both the United States and the Caribbean, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-12-13 2016-12-10 2016-12-15
hr1493-114 To protect and preserve international cultural property at risk due to political instability, armed conflict, or natural or other disasters, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-04-26 2016-04-13 2016-04-29