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

Garret Graves

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

Committee Rank: 331/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Natural Resources HSII Member 16
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure HSPW Member 21
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 94.75% (114th congress. Rank is 250/537)
93.79% (115th congress. Rank is 214/537)
Missed Votes 11 (114th congress. Rank is 49/537)
20 (115th congress. Rank is 220/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 159/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr5577-114 To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct offshore oil and gas lease sales through Internet-based live lease sales, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-06 False
hconres95-114 Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate. 114 house True 2015-11-19 2015-11-19 False