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

Charles E. Grassley

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State IA
Effectiveness Score A+

Committee Rank: 4/530

Committee Chair Rank: 5/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Joint Committee on Taxation JSTX Member 2
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry SSAF Member 6
Senate Committee on the Budget SSBU Member 2
United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control SCNC Chairman 1
Senate Committee on the Judiciary SSJU Chairman 1
Senate Committee on Finance SSFI Member 2
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 92.43% (114th congress. Rank is 129/537)
97.16% (115th congress. Rank is 449/537)
Missed Votes 0 (114th congress. Rank is 21/537)
0 (115th congress. Rank is 30/537)
Bills Sponsored 4 (Bill ranking is 181/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
sres557-113 A resolution designating the week beginning October 19, 2014, as "National Character Counts Week". 113 senate True 2014-09-17 False
s2893-114 A bill to reauthorize the sound recording and film preservation programs of the Library of Congress, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-07-14 2016-07-13 2016-07-19
sres202-113 A resolution designating July 30, 2013, as "National Whistleblower Appreciation Day". 113 senate True 2013-07-30 False
sres272-113 A resolution designating the week beginning October 20, 2013, as "National Character Counts Week". 113 senate True 2013-10-16 False