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

Tim Walz

Party Democrat
Currently in office? Yes
State MN
Effectiveness Score B+

Committee Rank: 372/530

Committee Chair Rank: 74/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Agriculture HSAG Member 4
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs HSVR Ranking Member 1
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 89.79% (113th congress. Rank is 44/537)
91.61% (114th congress. Rank is 106/537)
92.69% (115th congress. Rank is 133/537)
Missed Votes 27 (113th congress. Rank is 152/537)
14 (114th congress. Rank is 110/537)
102 (115th congress. Rank is 75/537)
Bills Sponsored 3 (Bill ranking is 140/537,280/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr3682-113 To designate the community based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 1961 Premier Drive in Mankato, Minnesota, as the "Lyle C. Pearson Community Based Outpatient Clinic". 113 house True 2014-06-17 2014-12-03 2014-12-08
hr1384-114 To amend title 38, United States Code, to recognize the service in the reserve components of certain persons by honoring them with status as veterans under law. 114 house True 2015-11-16 False
hr5059-113 To direct the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of annual evaluations of mental health care and suicide prevention programs of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, to review the terms or characterization of the discharge or separation of certain individuals from the Armed Forces, to require a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2014-12-09 False