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

Bill Foster

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

Committee Rank: 334/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Financial Services HSBA Member 16
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology HSSY Member 13
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 89.73% (113th congress. Rank is 41/537)
95% (114th congress. Rank is 269/537)
93.37% (115th congress. Rank is 170/537)
Missed Votes 14 (113th congress. Rank is 62/537)
6 (114th congress. Rank is 367/537)
12 (115th congress. Rank is 105/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,149/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4960-114 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 525 N Broadway in Aurora, Illinois, as the "Kenneth M. Christy Post Office Building". 114 house True 2016-06-21 2016-07-07 2016-07-12
hr4982-114 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to evaluate and report on the in-patient and outpatient treatment capacity, availability, and needs of the United States. 114 house True 2016-05-11 False