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

Jackie Speier

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

Committee Rank: 257/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence HLIG Member 5
House Committee on Armed Services HSAS Member 11
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.95% (113th congress. Rank is 183/537)
95.71% (114th congress. Rank is 339/537)
93.76% (115th congress. Rank is 209/537)
Missed Votes 84 (113th congress. Rank is 314/537)
112 (114th congress. Rank is 70/537)
40 (115th congress. Rank is 380/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 248/537,281/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr520-113 To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-06-17 False
hr4712-114 To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide for an option under the Secure Mail Initiative under which a person to whom a document is sent under that initiative may require that the United States Postal Service obtain a signature from that person in order to deliver the document, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-21 False