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

Paul Tonko

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State NY
Effectiveness Score C+

Committee Rank: 229/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Energy and Commerce HSIF Member 16
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology HSSY Member 12
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.37% (113th congress. Rank is 264/537)
95.87% (114th congress. Rank is 354/537)
93.77% (115th congress. Rank is 211/537)
Missed Votes 3 (113th congress. Rank is 161/537)
13 (114th congress. Rank is 97/537)
6 (115th congress. Rank is 435/537)
Bills Sponsored 0 (Bill ranking is 537/537,537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted