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

Jeff Merkley

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

Committee Rank: 93/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on the Budget SSBU Member 7
Senate Committee on Appropriations SSAP Member 9
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations SSFR Member 9
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works SSEV Member 5
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 92.15% (114th congress. Rank is 124/537)
84.6% (115th congress. Rank is 23/537)
Missed Votes 5 (114th congress. Rank is 336/537)
5 (115th congress. Rank is 420/537)
Bills Sponsored 5 (Bill ranking is 537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
sres304-113 A resolution recognizing the 30th anniversary of the date of the restoration by the Federal Government of Federal recognition to the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, November 22, 1983. 113 senate True 2013-11-20 False
sres276-113 A resolution designating October 2013 as "National Work and Family Month". 113 senate True 2013-10-29 False
s815-113 A bill to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. 113 senate True 2013-11-07 False
sres514-113 A resolution designating the week of August 10 through August 16, 2014, as "National Nurse-Managed Health Clinic Week". 113 senate True 2014-07-23 False
sres390-113 A resolution designating March 11, 2014, as "World Plumbing Day". 113 senate True 2014-03-13 False