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

Maxine Waters

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State CA
Effectiveness Score C+

Committee Rank: 423/530

Committee Chair Rank: 71/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Financial Services HSBA Ranking Member 1
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.96% (113th congress. Rank is 185/537)
95.54% (114th congress. Rank is 317/537)
94.19% (115th congress. Rank is 252/537)
Missed Votes 83 (113th congress. Rank is 313/537)
100 (114th congress. Rank is 41/537)
32 (115th congress. Rank is 328/537)
Bills Sponsored 1 (Bill ranking is 203/537,537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hconres43-113 Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony honoring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of his birth. 113 house True 2013-07-09 False