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

Bernard Sanders

Party Other (I)
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State VT
Effectiveness Score B+
Committees

Committee Rank: 44/530

Committee Chair Rank: 56/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on the Budget SSBU Ranking Member 1
Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources SSEG Member 3
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works SSEV Member 3
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions SSHR Member 2
Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs SSVA Member 3
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 89.14% (114th congress. Rank is 54/537)
80.11% (115th congress. Rank is 11/537)
Missed Votes 143 (114th congress. Rank is 116/537)
11 (115th congress. Rank is 86/537)
Bills Sponsored 3 (Bill ranking is 537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
s885-113 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Park Street in Danville, Vermont, as the "Thaddeus Stevens Post Office". 113 house True 2014-11-17 2013-08-01 2014-11-19
sres307-113 A resolution permitting the collection of clothing, toys, food, and housewares during the holiday season for charitable purposes in Senate buildings. 113 senate True 2013-11-20 False
s885-113 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Park Street in Danville, Vermont, as the "Thaddeus Stevens Post Office". 113 senate True 2014-11-17 2013-08-01 2014-11-19