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

Jan Schakowsky

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State IL
Effectiveness Score B-

Committee Rank: 318/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on the Budget HSBU Member 14
House Committee on Energy and Commerce HSIF Member 8
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 91.46% (113th congress. Rank is 78/537)
95.29% (114th congress. Rank is 287/537)
93.88% (115th congress. Rank is 222/537)
Missed Votes 21 (113th congress. Rank is 122/537)
52 (114th congress. Rank is 347/537)
8 (115th congress. Rank is 505/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 537/537,134/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hres932-114 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to third-party charges on consumer telephone bills. 114 house True 2016-12-06 False
hr5798-114 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1101 Davis Street in Evanston, Illinois, as the "Abner J. Mikva Post Office Building". 114 house True 2016-09-22 2016-12-10 2016-12-14