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Rep. Trey Gowdy
Grade Scoresheet
Updated March 04, 2015

This Congress (2015) A+

The overall grade is calculated by averaging together the subject grades.Congress Members are assigned points based on their actions in each subject.

This Congress Overall Grade

5 actions95%A+

Reduce Chain Migration

No Grade

Reduce Visa Lottery

No Grade

Reduce Unnecessary Worker Visas

No Grade

Reduce Refugee and Asylum Fraud

1 action100%A+

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Reduce Amnesty Enticements

3 actions100%A+

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Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship

No Grade

Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards

1 action89% The effects of the actions taken by this Member in this category are strong enough to warrant a grade but not great enough to have earned the superlative grades of A and A+, which are reserved for Members who have been assertive enough to find and take actions beyond a moderate level. Regardless of the percentage score in these cases, a score of 89% and a grade of A-minus are the highest that can be achieved.A-

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Reduce Illegal Immigration at Borders

1 action89% The effects of the actions taken by this Member in this category are strong enough to warrant a grade but not great enough to have earned the superlative grades of A and A+, which are reserved for Members who have been assertive enough to find and take actions beyond a moderate level. Regardless of the percentage score in these cases, a score of 89% and a grade of A-minus are the highest that can be achieved.A-

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Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence

2 actions100%A+

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Challenge Status Quo

No Grade

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F-
0-5

F
6-15

D-
16-20

D
21-30

D+
31-35

C-
36-45

C
46-55

C+
56-65

B-
66-70

B
71-80

B+
81-85

A-
86-89

A
90-94

A+
95-100

Recent (2013 - 2015) B+

The overall grade is calculated by averaging together the subject grades.Congress Members are assigned points based on their actions in each subject.

Overall Recent Grade

17 actions84%B+

Reduce Chain Migration

No Grade

Reduce Visa Lottery

No Grade

Reduce Unnecessary Worker Visas

2 actions52%C

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Reduce Refugee and Asylum Fraud

1 action100%A+

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Reduce Amnesty Enticements

5 actions100%A+

Show Actions

Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship

No Grade

Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards

4 actions100%A+

Show Actions

Reduce Illegal Immigration at Borders

1 action89% The effects of the actions taken by this Member in this category are strong enough to warrant a grade but not great enough to have earned the superlative grades of A and A+, which are reserved for Members who have been assertive enough to find and take actions beyond a moderate level. Regardless of the percentage score in these cases, a score of 89% and a grade of A-minus are the highest that can be achieved.A-

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Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence

7 actions100%A+

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Challenge Status Quo

minimal action When a Member's actions in a category are very small and fail to reach a minimum threshold, we list the action (click "Show Actions") but don't give any grade.

Total Points
5 out of 12 points

Reduce Chain Migration:
No Grade

0 out of 2 points
bad

Reduce Visa Lottery:
No Grade

0 out of 2 points
bad

Reduce Unnecessary Worker Visas:
Took Weak Positive Action

1 out of 2 points
good

Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship:
No Grade

0 out of 2 points
bad

Reduce Illegal Immigration at Borders:
Took Strong Positive Action

2 out of 2 points
good

Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence:
Took Strong Positive Action

2 out of 2 points
good

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F-
0-5

F
6-15

D-
16-20

D
21-30

D+
31-35

C-
36-45

C
46-55

C+
56-65

B-
66-70

B
71-80

B+
81-85

A-
86-89

A
90-94

A+
95-100

Career (2011 - 2015) A-

The overall grade is calculated by averaging together the subject grades.Congress Members are assigned points based on their actions in each subject.

Career Grade

31 actions88%A-

Reduce Chain Migration

No Grade

Reduce Visa Lottery

4 actions100%A+

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Reduce Unnecessary Worker Visas

2 actions52%C

Show Actions

Reduce Refugee and Asylum Fraud

1 action100%A+

Show Actions

Reduce Amnesty Enticements

7 actions100%A+

Show Actions

Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship

No Grade

Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards

4 actions100%A+

Show Actions

Reduce Illegal Immigration at Borders

4 actions89% The effects of the actions taken by this Member in this category are strong enough to warrant a grade but not great enough to have earned the superlative grades of A and A+, which are reserved for Members who have been assertive enough to find and take actions beyond a moderate level. Regardless of the percentage score in these cases, a score of 89% and a grade of A-minus are the highest that can be achieved.A-

Show Actions

Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence

12 actions100%A+

Show Actions

Challenge Status Quo

minimal action When a Member's actions in a category are very small and fail to reach a minimum threshold, we list the action (click "Show Actions") but don't give any grade.

Total Points
7 out of 12 points

Reduce Chain Migration:
No Grade

0 out of 2 points
bad

Reduce Visa Lottery:
Took Strong Positive Action

2 out of 2 points
good

Reduce Unnecessary Worker Visas:
Took Weak Positive Action

1 out of 2 points
good

Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship:
No Grade

0 out of 2 points
bad

Reduce Illegal Immigration at Borders:
Took Strong Positive Action

2 out of 2 points
good

Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence:
Took Strong Positive Action

2 out of 2 points
good

Show Actions

F-
0-5

F
6-15

D-
16-20

D
21-30

D+
31-35

C-
36-45

C
46-55

C+
56-65

B-
66-70

B
71-80

B+
81-85

A-
86-89

A
90-94

A+
95-100

Representative Trey Gowdy

Trey Gowdy

Representative, Republican

South Carolina, District 4 (Greenville, Spartanburg)

Served in House: 2011-