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

Beto O'Rourke

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

Committee Rank: 305/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Armed Services HSAS Member 14
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs HSVR Member 5
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 94.03% (113th congress. Rank is 189/537)
95.1% (114th congress. Rank is 277/537)
92.11% (115th congress. Rank is 112/537)
Missed Votes 3 (113th congress. Rank is 165/537)
60 (114th congress. Rank is 375/537)
17 (115th congress. Rank is 167/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,113/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr5162-114 To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose to non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers certain medical records of veterans who receive health care from such providers. 114 house True 2016-09-26 False
hr5873-114 To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 511 East San Antonio Avenue in El Paso, Texas, as the "R.E. Thomason Federal Building and United States Courthouse". 114 house True 2016-09-26 2016-11-17 2016-11-28