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

David Young

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
State IA
Effectiveness Score B

Committee Rank: 507/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Appropriations HSAP Member 25
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 94.34% (114th congress. Rank is 220/537)
96.2% (115th congress. Rank is 401/537)
Missed Votes 0 (114th congress. Rank is 7/537)
0 (115th congress. Rank is 8/537)
Bills Sponsored 3 (Bill ranking is 77/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr2566-114 To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure the integrity of voice communications and to prevent unjust or unreasonable discrimination among areas of the United States in the delivery of such communications. 114 house True 2016-11-14 False
hr5346-114 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security related to food, agriculture, and veterinary defense against terrorism, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-26 False
hr5392-114 To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve the Veterans Crisis Line. 114 house True 2016-09-26 2016-11-16 2016-11-18