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

Gary Peters

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State MI
Effectiveness Score B

Committee Rank: 78/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Armed Services SSAS Member 13
Joint Economic Committee JSEC Member 3
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs SSGA Member 4
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation SSCM Member 8
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 86.35% (113th congress. Rank is 22/537)
95.35% (114th congress. Rank is 292/537)
90.63% (115th congress. Rank is 73/537)
Missed Votes 42 (113th congress. Rank is 221/537)
7 (114th congress. Rank is 403/537)
4 (115th congress. Rank is 369/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 537/537,174/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
s3492-114 A bill to designate the Traverse City VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Traverse City, Michigan, as the "Colonel Demas T. Craw VA Clinic". 114 house True 2016-12-06 2016-12-01 2016-12-08