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

Juan Vargas

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

Committee Rank: 250/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Financial Services HSBA Member 22
Joint Committee on Printing JSPR Member 2
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.41% (113th congress. Rank is 151/537)
94.74% (114th congress. Rank is 249/537)
94.36% (115th congress. Rank is 265/537)
Missed Votes 23 (113th congress. Rank is 130/537)
14 (114th congress. Rank is 112/537)
26 (115th congress. Rank is 278/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 192/537,202/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr3711-114 To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Chicano Park, located in San Diego, California, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-12-07 False
hres683-113 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the current situation in Iraq and the urgent need to protect religious minorities from persecution from the Sunni Islamist insurgent and terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) as it expands its control over areas in northwestern Iraq. 113 house True 2014-08-01 False