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 Palmer

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

Committee Rank: 346/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on the Budget HSBU Member 11
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform HSGO Member 20
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.94% (114th congress. Rank is 193/537)
95.52% (115th congress. Rank is 354/537)
Missed Votes 5 (114th congress. Rank is 339/537)
15 (115th congress. Rank is 140/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 184/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4361-114 To amend section 3554 of title 44, United States Code, to provide for enhanced security of Federal information systems, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-07-07 False