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

Luke Messer

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
Role Policy Committee Chair (115th congress)
State IN
Effectiveness Score B-

Committee Rank: 230/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Financial Services HSBA Member 18
House Committee on Education and the Workforce HSED Member 10
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.82% (113th congress. Rank is 291/537)
94.88% (114th congress. Rank is 260/537)
96.12% (115th congress. Rank is 396/537)
Missed Votes 19 (113th congress. Rank is 97/537)
16 (114th congress. Rank is 134/537)
42 (115th congress. Rank is 383/537)
Bills Sponsored 4 (Bill ranking is 141/537,105/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr1949-113 To direct the Secretary of Education to convene the Advisory Committee on Improving Postsecondary Education Data to conduct a study on improvements to postsecondary education transparency at the Federal level. 113 house True 2013-05-22 False
hr668-113 To amend section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, to require that annual budget submissions of the President to Congress provide an estimate of the cost per taxpayer of the deficit, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-03-05 False
hconres166-114 Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives. 114 house True 2016-09-28 2016-09-29 False
hr2209-114 To require the appropriate Federal banking agencies to treat certain municipal obligations as level 2A liquid assets, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-02-01 False