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

Joseph P. Kennedy

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State MA
Effectiveness Score C+

Committee Rank: 411/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Energy and Commerce HSIF Member 20
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.31% (113th congress. Rank is 260/537)
96.28% (114th congress. Rank is 392/537)
95.62% (115th congress. Rank is 361/537)
Missed Votes 20 (113th congress. Rank is 114/537)
63 (114th congress. Rank is 388/537)
87 (115th congress. Rank is 516/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,88/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr5722-114 To establish the John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission. 114 house True 2016-07-13 2016-07-19
hr2984-114 To amend the Federal Power Act to provide that any inaction by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that allows a rate change to go into effect shall be treated as an order by the Commission for purposes of rehearing and court review. 114 house True 2016-03-14 False