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

Bruce Poliquin

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State ME
Effectiveness Score B-

Committee Rank: 252/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Financial Services HSBA Member 21
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs HSVR Member 7
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 90.45% (114th congress. Rank is 78/537)
91.73% (115th congress. Rank is 93/537)
Missed Votes 6 (114th congress. Rank is 369/537)
7 (115th congress. Rank is 473/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 120/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4168-114 To amend the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980 to require an annual review by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the annual government-business forum on capital formation that is held pursuant to such Act. 114 house True 2016-02-01 False
hr5461-114 To require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the estimated total assets under direct or indirect control by certain senior Iranian leaders and other figures, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-21 False