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

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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

Committee Rank: 357/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Appropriations HSAP Member 13
House Committee on the Budget HSBU Member 8
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.3% (113th congress. Rank is 143/537)
96.46% (114th congress. Rank is 404/537)
93.94% (115th congress. Rank is 228/537)
Missed Votes 88 (113th congress. Rank is 318/537)
110 (114th congress. Rank is 67/537)
66 (115th congress. Rank is 460/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 220/537,247/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr744-113 To provide effective criminal prosecutions for certain identity thefts, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-09-08 False
hres851-114 Expressing profound concern about the ongoing political, economic, social and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, urging the release of political prisoners, and calling for respect of constitutional and democratic processes. 114 house True 2016-09-27 False