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

Trey Gowdy

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State SC
Effectiveness Score B

Committee Rank: 114/530

Committee Chair Rank: 26/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence HLIG Member 11
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform HSGO Chair 1
House Committee on the Judiciary HSJU Member 11
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 94.03% (113th congress. Rank is 188/537)
96.36% (114th congress. Rank is 397/537)
98.3% (115th congress. Rank is 505/537)
Missed Votes 19 (113th congress. Rank is 96/537)
60 (114th congress. Rank is 379/537)
16 (115th congress. Rank is 161/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 183/537,537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4138-113 To protect the separation of powers in the Constitution of the United States by ensuring that the President takes care that the laws be faithfully executed, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-03-12 False