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

Tom Graves

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State GA
Effectiveness Score B-

Committee Rank: 403/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Appropriations HSAP Member 12
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 92.09% (113th congress. Rank is 95/537)
94.29% (114th congress. Rank is 217/537)
93.79% (115th congress. Rank is 213/537)
Missed Votes 17 (113th congress. Rank is 85/537)
28 (114th congress. Rank is 244/537)
4 (115th congress. Rank is 361/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,155/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr2250-114 Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-12-11 2015-12-10 2015-12-11
hr5325-114 Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 2016-09-29