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

Patrick J. Leahy

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State VT
Effectiveness Score B+
Committees

Committee Rank: 26/530

Committee Chair Rank: 33/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Appropriations SSAP Ranking Member 1
Joint Committee on the Library JSLC Member 2
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry SSAF Member 2
Senate Committee on the Judiciary SSJU Member 2
Senate Committee on Rules and Administration SSRA Member 7
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.34% (114th congress. Rank is 290/537)
95.55% (115th congress. Rank is 359/537)
Missed Votes 8 (114th congress. Rank is 429/537)
6 (115th congress. Rank is 437/537)
Bills Sponsored 20 (Bill ranking is 233/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
sjres32-113 A joint resolution providing for the reappointment of John W. McCarter as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. 113 house True 2014-03-13 2014-03-11 2014-03-14
sjres40-113 A joint resolution providing for the appointment of Michael Lynton as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. 113 senate True 2014-09-18 2014-07-23 2014-09-29
sjres29-113 A joint resolution providing for the appointment of Risa Lavizzo-Mourey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. 113 senate True 2014-02-11 2014-01-29 2014-02-14
s47-113 A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. 113 senate True 2013-02-28 2013-02-12 2013-03-04
sjres40-113 A joint resolution providing for the appointment of Michael Lynton as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. 113 house True 2014-09-18 2014-07-23 2014-09-29
s47-113 A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. 113 house True 2013-02-28 2013-02-12 2013-03-04
s517-113 A bill to promote consumer choice and wireless competition by permitting consumers to unlock mobile wireless devices, and for other purposes. 113 senate True 2014-07-25 2014-07-15 2014-07-28
s42-113 A bill to provide anti-retaliation protections for antitrust whistleblowers. 113 senate True 2013-11-04 False
s2520-113 A bill to improve the Freedom of Information Act. 113 senate True 2014-12-08 False
sres449-113 A resolution commemorating and honoring the dedication and sacrifice of the Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers who have been killed or injured in the line of duty. 113 senate True 2014-05-15 False
sres210-113 A resolution recognizing and honoring Robert S. Mueller, III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 113 senate True 2013-07-31 False
s125-114 A bill to amend title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to extend the authorization of the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program through fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-05-10 2015-05-06 2016-05-13
sjres29-113 A joint resolution providing for the appointment of Risa Lavizzo-Mourey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. 113 house True 2014-02-11 2014-01-29 2014-02-14
sjres45-113 A joint resolution providing for the reappointment of David M. Rubenstein as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. 113 senate True 2014-12-04 False
sjres32-113 A joint resolution providing for the reappointment of John W. McCarter as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. 113 senate True 2014-03-13 2014-03-11 2014-03-14
sres140-113 A resolution commemorating and acknowledging the dedication and sacrifices made by the Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers who have been killed or injured in the line of duty. 113 senate True 2013-05-14 False
sjres28-113 A joint resolution providing for the appointment of John Fahey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. 113 house True 2014-02-11 2014-01-29 2014-02-14
sres539-113 A resolution relative to the death of James M. Jeffords, former United States Senator for the State of Vermont. 113 senate True 2014-09-09 False
sjres28-113 A joint resolution providing for the appointment of John Fahey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. 113 senate True 2014-02-11 2014-01-29 2014-02-14
s227-113 A bill to authorize the transfer of certain funds to improve security at United States embassies and other diplomatic facilities worldwide, and for other purposes. 113 senate True 2013-02-04 False