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

Erik Paulsen

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State MN
Effectiveness Score B

Committee Rank: 319/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Ways and Means HSWM Member 9
Joint Economic Committee JSEC Member 5
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 92.34% (113th congress. Rank is 111/537)
92.76% (114th congress. Rank is 147/537)
90.96% (115th congress. Rank is 81/537)
Missed Votes 4 (113th congress. Rank is 211/537)
13 (114th congress. Rank is 84/537)
0 (115th congress. Rank is 17/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,117/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr5719-114 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the tax treatment of certain equity grants. 114 house True 2016-09-22 False
hr3209-114 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit the disclosure of certain tax return information for the purpose of missing or exploited children investigations. 114 house True 2016-05-10 2016-06-16 2016-06-23