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

Jim McGovern

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

Committee Rank: 275/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Agriculture HSAG Member 6
House Committee on Rules HSRU Member 2
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 91.88% (113th congress. Rank is 88/537)
94.4% (114th congress. Rank is 221/537)
93.7% (115th congress. Rank is 205/537)
Missed Votes 22 (113th congress. Rank is 125/537)
21 (114th congress. Rank is 201/537)
16 (115th congress. Rank is 156/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 233/537,537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hconres105-113 Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces, other than Armed Forces required to protect United States diplomatic facilities and personnel, from Iraq. 113 house True 2014-07-25 False