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

David Valadao

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State CA
Effectiveness Score B-

Committee Rank: 492/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Appropriations HSAP Member 20
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 89.46% (113th congress. Rank is 38/537)
91.57% (114th congress. Rank is 105/537)
91.85% (115th congress. Rank is 100/537)
Missed Votes 6 (113th congress. Rank is 261/537)
8 (114th congress. Rank is 440/537)
19 (115th congress. Rank is 180/537)
Bills Sponsored 3 (Bill ranking is 176/537,180/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr3779-114 To restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Federal Government, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-26 False
hr3964-113 To address certain water-related concerns in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-02-05 False
hr5781-113 To provide short-term water supplies to drought-stricken California. 113 house True 2014-12-09 False