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

Steven Palazzo

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State MS
Effectiveness Score C+

Committee Rank: 496/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Appropriations HSAP Member 27
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 94.93% (113th congress. Rank is 236/537)
94.44% (114th congress. Rank is 226/537)
95.34% (115th congress. Rank is 342/537)
Missed Votes 68 (113th congress. Rank is 284/537)
67 (114th congress. Rank is 398/537)
26 (115th congress. Rank is 280/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 187/537,179/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4119-114 To authorize the exchange of certain land located in Gulf Islands National Seashore, Jackson County, Mississippi, between the National Park Service and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-03-22 False
hres627-113 Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to request the Senate to return to the House the bill (H.R. 4412) entitled "An Act to authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and for other purposes.". 113 house True 2014-06-17 False