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

Elizabeth Esty

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

Committee Rank: 129/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure HSPW Member 17
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology HSSY Member 6
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs HSVR Member 9
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.34% (113th congress. Rank is 146/537)
95.52% (114th congress. Rank is 316/537)
94.15% (115th congress. Rank is 248/537)
Missed Votes 20 (113th congress. Rank is 112/537)
9 (114th congress. Rank is 460/537)
2 (115th congress. Rank is 202/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 239/537,264/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4742-114 To authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women. 114 house True 2016-03-22 False
hr316-113 To reinstate and transfer certain hydroelectric licenses and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of certain hydroelectric projects. 113 house True 2013-02-12 2014-05-22 2014-06-25