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

Frank Pallone

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State NJ
Effectiveness Score B+
Committees

Committee Rank: 414/530

Committee Chair Rank: 48/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Energy and Commerce HSIF Ranking Member 1
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 92.7% (113th congress. Rank is 120/537)
95.38% (114th congress. Rank is 296/537)
94.64% (115th congress. Rank is 293/537)
Missed Votes 82 (113th congress. Rank is 312/537)
25 (114th congress. Rank is 227/537)
1 (115th congress. Rank is 41/537)
Bills Sponsored 4 (Bill ranking is 146/537,114/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr669-113 To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of children and help better understand and enhance awareness about unexpected sudden death in early life. 113 house True 2014-12-03 2014-11-20 2014-12-08
hr1321-114 To prohibit the sale or distribution of cosmetics containing synthetic plastic microbeads. 114 house True 2015-12-07 2015-12-18 2015-12-22
hr669-113 To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of children and help better understand and enhance awareness about unexpected sudden death in early life. 113 senate True 2014-12-03 2014-11-20 2014-12-08
hr3998-114 To direct the Federal Communications Commission to commence proceedings related to the resiliency of critical telecommunications networks during times of emergency, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-05-23 False