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

Donald M. Payne

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

Committee Rank: 298/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Homeland Security HSHM Member 6
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure HSPW Member 23
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 94.37% (113th congress. Rank is 215/537)
95.82% (114th congress. Rank is 347/537)
95% (115th congress. Rank is 321/537)
Missed Votes 38 (113th congress. Rank is 203/537)
248 (114th congress. Rank is 220/537)
81 (115th congress. Rank is 508/537)
Bills Sponsored 6 (Bill ranking is 108/537,63/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr5460-114 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a review process to review applications for certain grants to purchase equipment or systems that do not meet or exceed any applicable national voluntary consensus standards, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-26 False
hr1376-113 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 369 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Jersey City, New Jersey, as the "Judge Shirley A. Tolentino Post Office Building". 113 senate True 2014-03-24 2014-07-10 2014-07-15
hr1376-113 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 369 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Jersey City, New Jersey, as the "Judge Shirley A. Tolentino Post Office Building". 113 house True 2014-03-24 2014-07-10 2014-07-15
hr3144-114 To require consultation with the Aviation Security Advisory Committee regarding modifications to the prohibited item list, require a report on the Transportation Security Oversight Board, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-11-16 False
hr4509-114 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to clarify membership of State planning committees or urban area working groups for the Homeland Security Grant Program, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-04-13 False
hr4289-113 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to take administrative action to achieve and maintain interoperable communications capabilities among the components of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-07-08 False