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

Brenda Lawrence

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State MI
Effectiveness Score B-

Committee Rank: 267/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform HSGO Member 9
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure HSPW Member 25
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 96.92% (114th congress. Rank is 435/537)
95.09% (115th congress. Rank is 327/537)
Missed Votes 26 (114th congress. Rank is 231/537)
26 (115th congress. Rank is 269/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 252/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr5028-114 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10721 E Jefferson Ave in Detroit, Michigan, as the "Mary Eleanora McCoy Post Office Building". 114 house True 2016-06-21 2016-07-14 2016-07-19