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

Patrick J. Toomey

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State PA
Effectiveness Score B

Committee Rank: 141/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs SSBK Member 4
Senate Committee on the Budget SSBU Member 5
Senate Committee on Finance SSFI Member 11
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 90.26% (114th congress. Rank is 73/537)
96.49% (115th congress. Rank is 416/537)
Missed Votes 40 (114th congress. Rank is 311/537)
18 (115th congress. Rank is 176/537)
Bills Sponsored 4 (Bill ranking is 189/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
sres599-113 A resolution recognizing the 100-year anniversary of Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania. 113 senate True 2014-12-11 False
sres344-113 A resolution congratulating the Penn State University women's volleyball team for winning the 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Volleyball Championship. 113 senate True 2014-02-04 False
s238-114 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to authorize the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to issue oleoresin capsicum spray to officers and employees of the Bureau of Prisons. 114 house True 2016-02-24 2015-12-16 2016-03-01
s2822-113 A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on matters relating to the burial of unclaimed remains of veterans in national cemeteries, and for other purposes. 113 senate True 2014-12-10 False