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

Edward J. Markey

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

Committee Rank: 47/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation SSCM Member 6
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations SSFR Member 8
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works SSEV Member 8
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship SSSB Member 5
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 86% (113th congress. Rank is 20/537)
92.71% (114th congress. Rank is 144/537)
86.05% (115th congress. Rank is 27/537)
Missed Votes 203 (113th congress. Rank is 115/537)
8 (114th congress. Rank is 435/537)
1 (115th congress. Rank is 40/537)
Bills Sponsored 0 (Bill ranking is 537/537,537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted