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

Peter J. Visclosky

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State IN
Effectiveness Score B-

Committee Rank: 402/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Appropriations HSAP Member 3
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 89.9% (113th congress. Rank is 47/537)
94.49% (114th congress. Rank is 234/537)
94.15% (115th congress. Rank is 249/537)
Missed Votes 34 (113th congress. Rank is 194/537)
19 (114th congress. Rank is 161/537)
38 (115th congress. Rank is 355/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 537/537,283/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr4887-114 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 23323 Shelby Road in Shelby, Indiana, as the "Richard Allen Cable Post Office". 114 house True 2016-09-20 2016-12-10 2016-12-14