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

Steve Scalise

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
Role Majority Whip (115th congress)
State LA
Effectiveness Score C+

Committee Rank: 422/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Energy and Commerce HSIF Member 7
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 96.25% (113th congress. Rank is 313/537)
96.7% (114th congress. Rank is 419/537)
98.84% (115th congress. Rank is 524/537)
Missed Votes 19 (113th congress. Rank is 98/537)
23 (114th congress. Rank is 213/537)
322 (115th congress. Rank is 334/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 249/537,282/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4795-113 To promote new manufacturing in the United States by providing for greater transparency and timeliness in obtaining necessary permits, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-11-20 False
hconres89-114 Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy. 114 house True 2016-06-10 False