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

Fred Upton

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

Committee Rank: 437/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Energy and Commerce HSIF Member 3
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.6% (113th congress. Rank is 165/537)
92% (114th congress. Rank is 123/537)
90.49% (115th congress. Rank is 72/537)
Missed Votes 20 (113th congress. Rank is 113/537)
0 (114th congress. Rank is 9/537)
10 (115th congress. Rank is 62/537)
Bills Sponsored 4 (Bill ranking is 166/537,150/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr3301-113 To require approval for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance of oil or natural gas pipelines or electric transmission facilities at the national boundary of the United States for the import or export of oil, natural gas, or electricity to or from Canada or Mexico, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-06-24 False
hr8-114 To modernize energy infrastructure, build a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce, bolster America's energy security and diplomacy, and promote energy efficiency and government accountability, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-12-03 False
hr5944-114 To amend title 49, United States Code, with respect to certain grant assurances, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-20 2016-09-29 2016-10-03
hr3350-113 To authorize health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current individual health insurance coverage in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-11-15 False