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

Nita M. Lowey

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

Committee Rank: 506/530

Committee Chair Rank: 35/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Appropriations HSAP Ranking Member 1
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.18% (113th congress. Rank is 251/537)
96.4% (114th congress. Rank is 399/537)
95.1% (115th congress. Rank is 330/537)
Missed Votes 9 (113th congress. Rank is 322/537)
13 (114th congress. Rank is 89/537)
4 (115th congress. Rank is 365/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 537/537,236/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4481-114 To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to provide assistance for developing countries to promote quality basic education and to establish the goal of all children in school and learning as an objective of the United States foreign assistance policy, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-07 False