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

Chris Van Hollen

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State MD
Effectiveness Score C+
Committees

Committee Rank: 66/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Senate Committee on Appropriations SSAP Member 15
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs SSBK Member 10
Senate Committee on the Budget SSBU Member 10
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works SSEV Member 10
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 95.41% (113th congress. Rank is 268/537)
97.28% (114th congress. Rank is 460/537)
95.31% (115th congress. Rank is 339/537)
Missed Votes 15 (113th congress. Rank is 73/537)
40 (114th congress. Rank is 307/537)
4 (115th congress. Rank is 367/537)
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