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

Paul D. Ryan

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
Role Speaker of the House (114th congress) Speaker of the House (115th congress)
State WI
Effectiveness Score B-
Committees

Committee Rank: 523/530

Committee Chair Rank: 53/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Joint Committee on Taxation JSTX Chairman 1
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.79% (113th congress. Rank is 290/537)
96.03% (114th congress. Rank is 373/537)
87.5% (115th congress. Rank is 37/537)
Missed Votes 4 (113th congress. Rank is 208/537)
745 (114th congress. Rank is 420/537)
817 (115th congress. Rank is 510/537)
Bills Sponsored 6 (Bill ranking is 68/537,124/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hconres25-113 Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2015 through 2023. 113 house True 2013-03-21 False
hconres96-113 Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2015 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2016 through 2024. 113 house True 2014-04-10 False
hr1831-114 To establish the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-03-17 2016-03-16 2016-03-24
hres379-113 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding certain provisions of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2642 relating to crop insurance. 113 house True 2013-10-11 False
hconres72-113 Providing for corrections to the enrollment of H. J. Res. 59. 113 house True 2013-12-12 False
hres639-114 Authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus curiae on behalf of the House of Representatives in the matter of United States, et al. v. Texas, et al., No. 15-674. 114 house True 2016-03-17 False