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

Brian Higgins

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State NY
Effectiveness Score C
Committees

Committee Rank: 352/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on the Budget HSBU Member 6
House Committee on Ways and Means HSWM Member 13
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.82% (113th congress. Rank is 292/537)
96.9% (114th congress. Rank is 434/537)
94.91% (115th congress. Rank is 314/537)
Missed Votes 67 (113th congress. Rank is 281/537)
29 (114th congress. Rank is 247/537)
36 (115th congress. Rank is 348/537)
Bills Sponsored 0 (Bill ranking is 537/537,537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted