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

Darin M. LaHood

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State IL
Effectiveness Score C+

Committee Rank: 440/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Ways and Means HSWM Member 24
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.89% (114th congress. Rank is 358/537)
93.17% (115th congress. Rank is 153/537)
Missed Votes 1 (114th congress. Rank is 32/537)
6 (115th congress. Rank is 438/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 255/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr5312-114 To amend the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 to authorize activities for support of networking and information technology research, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-06-13 False