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

Stephen F. Lynch

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State MA
Effectiveness Score B

Committee Rank: 270/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Financial Services HSBA Member 8
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform HSGO Member 5
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 91.68% (113th congress. Rank is 82/537)
93.69% (114th congress. Rank is 180/537)
92.67% (115th congress. Rank is 131/537)
Missed Votes 110 (113th congress. Rank is 30/537)
26 (114th congress. Rank is 230/537)
22 (115th congress. Rank is 236/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 223/537,243/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr3802-113 To extend the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-07-22 False
hr1670-114 To direct the Architect of the Capitol to place in the United States Capitol a chair honoring American Prisoners of War/Missing in Action. 114 house True 2016-03-21 2016-04-14 2016-04-19