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

Bill Nelson

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State FL
Effectiveness Score A

Committee Rank: 90/530

Committee Chair Rank: 46/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation SSCM Ranking Member 1
Senate Committee on Armed Services SSAS Member 2
Senate Special Committee on Aging SPAG Member 2
Senate Committee on Finance SSFI Member 4
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 92.34% (114th congress. Rank is 126/537)
88.62% (115th congress. Rank is 45/537)
Missed Votes 32 (114th congress. Rank is 272/537)
10 (115th congress. Rank is 63/537)
Bills Sponsored 10 (Bill ranking is 110/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
s1104-113 A bill to measure the progress of recovery and development efforts in Haiti following the earthquake of January 12, 2010, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-07-25 2014-07-10 2014-07-29
sres282-113 A resolution commemorating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Corporation for National and Community Service. 113 senate True 2013-10-31 False
sres331-113 A resolution congratulating the Florida State University football team for winning the 2014 Bowl Championship Series national championship. 113 senate True 2014-01-13 False
sres248-113 A resolution designating September 22, 2013, as "National Falls Prevention Awareness Day" to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of falls among older adults. 113 senate True 2013-09-19 False
s1104-113 A bill to measure the progress of recovery and development efforts in Haiti following the earthquake of January 12, 2010, and for other purposes. 113 senate True 2014-07-25 2014-07-10 2014-07-29
sres137-113 A resolution designating May 2013 as "Older Americans Month". 113 senate True 2013-05-09 False
sres455-113 A resolution designating May 2014 as "Older Americans Month". 113 senate True 2014-05-22 False
sres12-113 A resolution recognizing the third anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, honoring those who lost their lives in that earthquake, and expressing continued solidarity with the people of Haiti. 113 senate True 2013-03-11 False
sconres46-114 A concurrent resolution expressing support for the goal of ensuring that all Holocaust victims live with dignity, comfort, and security in their remaining years, and urging the Federal Republic of Germany to continue to reaffirm its commitment to comprehensively address the unique health and welfare needs of vulnerable Holocaust victims, including home care and other medically prescribed needs. 114 house True 2016-09-12 False
s142-114 A bill to require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to promulgate a rule to require child safety packaging for liquid nicotine containers, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-01-11 2015-12-10 2016-01-19