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

Bobby L. Rush

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State IL
Effectiveness Score C+

Committee Rank: 435/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Energy and Commerce HSIF Member 2
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 92.09% (113th congress. Rank is 96/537)
94.63% (114th congress. Rank is 244/537)
94.09% (115th congress. Rank is 240/537)
Missed Votes 484 (113th congress. Rank is 231/537)
319 (114th congress. Rank is 271/537)
215 (115th congress. Rank is 233/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 537/537,194/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4583-114 To promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce. 114 house True 2016-02-29 False