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

Christopher S. Murphy

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

Committee Rank: 121/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Appropriations SSAP Member 13
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations SSFR Member 6
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions SSHR Member 6
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 94.99% (114th congress. Rank is 268/537)
94.82% (115th congress. Rank is 307/537)
Missed Votes 3 (114th congress. Rank is 256/537)
2 (115th congress. Rank is 190/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
sres319-113 A resolution expressing support for the Ukrainian people in light of President Yanukovych's decision not to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union. 113 senate True 2014-01-07 False
sres553-113 A resolution recognizing the 250th anniversary of the Hartford Courant newspaper. 113 senate True 2014-09-17 False