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

Robert W. Goodlatte

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State VA
Effectiveness Score B+
Committees

Committee Rank: 324/530

Committee Chair Rank: 24/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Agriculture HSAG Member 2
House Committee on the Judiciary HSJU Chair 1
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.42% (113th congress. Rank is 269/537)
96.48% (114th congress. Rank is 405/537)
97.49% (115th congress. Rank is 465/537)
Missed Votes 14 (113th congress. Rank is 61/537)
18 (114th congress. Rank is 150/537)
6 (115th congress. Rank is 440/537)
Bills Sponsored 14 (Bill ranking is 36/537,8/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr1067-113 To make revisions in title 36, United States Code, as necessary to keep the title current and make technical corrections and improvements. 113 senate True 2013-04-23 2014-12-09 2014-12-12
hr2830-114 To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 2, United States Code. 114 house True 2016-09-06 False
hr4323-113 To reauthorize programs authorized under the Debbie Smith Act of 2004, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-04-07 2014-09-18 2014-09-29
hr2832-114 To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 52, United States Code. 114 house True 2016-09-06 False
hconres138-114 Designating the George C. Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library. 114 house True 2016-07-11 False
hr1067-113 To make revisions in title 36, United States Code, as necessary to keep the title current and make technical corrections and improvements. 113 house True 2013-04-23 2014-12-09 2014-12-12
hr4323-113 To reauthorize programs authorized under the Debbie Smith Act of 2004, and for other purposes. 113 senate True 2014-04-07 2014-09-18 2014-09-29
hr2288-114 To remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-11-30 False
hr5162-113 To amend the Act entitled "An Act to allow a certain parcel of land in Rockingham County, Virginia, to be used for a child care center" to remove the use restriction, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-11-17 False
hr5063-114 To limit donations made pursuant to settlement agreements to which the United States is a party, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-07 False
hr1656-114 To provide for additional resources for the Secret Service, and to improve protections for restricted areas. 114 house True 2015-07-27 False
hr3086-113 To permanently extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act. 113 house True 2014-07-15 False
hr2831-114 To make technical amendments to update statutory references to provisions classified to chapters 44, 45, 46, and 47 of title 50, United States Code. 114 house True 2016-09-06 False
hr1927-114 To amend title 28, United States Code, to improve fairness in class action litigation. 114 house True 2016-01-08 False