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

Peter Welch

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

Committee Rank: 279/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform HSGO Member 14
House Committee on Energy and Commerce HSIF Member 14
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 93.29% (113th congress. Rank is 142/537)
94.93% (114th congress. Rank is 265/537)
94.12% (115th congress. Rank is 246/537)
Missed Votes 15 (113th congress. Rank is 69/537)
41 (114th congress. Rank is 317/537)
25 (115th congress. Rank is 263/537)
Bills Sponsored 2 (Bill ranking is 144/537,537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr1865-113 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Park Street in Danville, Vermont, as the "Thaddeus Stevens Post Office". 113 house True 2014-06-17 False
hr2569-113 To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Missisquoi River and the Trout River in the State of Vermont, as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. 113 house True 2014-09-15 False