Compare Committees Over Congresses

Last updated: July 4, 2020, 11:46 a.m.

Explore how the performance of congressional oversight varies with changing executives, majority and minority leadership, and committee chairs.

House of Representatives

Committee 116th Congress (projected)* 115th Congress 114th Congress 113th Congress 112th Congress 111th Congress
Agriculture D F A F C A
Appropriations A F C- C A- A
Armed Services C- C B- C A A
Budget A C- F F C A
Education and Labor A C+ B+ C+ A- A
Energy and Commerce B- B- A A A B
Financial Services A C+ B D+ A A-
Foreign Affairs F D A A B F
Homeland Security A- C- C- C A C-
Judiciary A C C A A A-
Natural Resources A C- A B- D F
Oversight and Reform A D A A D F
Science, Space, and Technology C F A B A A
Small Business C C+ A C+ F F
Transportation and Infrastructure C F F B A- A
Veterans' Affairs A A A A C- A
Ways and Means F F C A A F

Senate

Committee 116th Congress (projected)* 115th Congress 114th Congress 113th Congress 112th Congress 111th Congress
Aging C C A A A- C+
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry D+ D+ D+ F A B
Appropriations C C+ A B A A-
Armed Services B A A B B- A
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs F D- F C A A
Budget F F F D A B
Commerce, Science, and Transportation F B D B D A
Energy and Natural Resources C C+ B- D C+ A
Environment and Public Works D C+ B D- C A
Finance B- F B B A A-
Foreign Relations F D A C+ D C-
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions F C- D C+ B+ A
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs F F D D+ C A
Indian Affairs F C A B- A A
Judiciary C C A C- B A
Small Business and Entrepreneurship A F A F C- A
Veterans' Affairs F D- B- C- D A

* Adjustments have been applied so that committees' grades are not lowered by the constraints on hearings caused by Covid-19 [oversight-index.thelugarcenter.org/covid-19-statement]