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

Nydia M. Velázquez

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State NY
Effectiveness Score B

Committee Rank: 246/530

Committee Chair Rank: 70/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Financial Services HSBA Member 3
House Committee on Small Business HSSM Ranking Member 1
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 92.2% (113th congress. Rank is 101/537)
95.99% (114th congress. Rank is 371/537)
94.16% (115th congress. Rank is 250/537)
Missed Votes 64 (113th congress. Rank is 277/537)
22 (114th congress. Rank is 207/537)
19 (115th congress. Rank is 184/537)
Bills Sponsored 3 (Bill ranking is 537/537,73/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4325-114 To amend the Small Business Act to modify the anticipated value of certain contracts reserved exclusively for small business concerns. 114 house True 2016-04-19 False
hr208-114 To require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to establish a program to make loans to certain businesses, homeowners, and renters affected by Superstorm Sandy. 114 house True 2015-11-16 2015-10-21 2015-11-19
hr5322-114 To amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to terminate an exemption for companies located in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and any other possession of the United States. 114 house True 2016-07-11 False