Some lawmakers are nonetheless keen to succeed in throughout the aisle regardless of the unprecedented stage of partisanship that has gripped the nation, a report launched Monday reveals.
The report, authored by the Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, ranks each lawmaker’s bipartisan index, a metric measuring how keen they’re to work throughout social gathering traces. Republicans ranked highest in each the House and Senate, with Maine Sen. Susan Collins and Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick taking the respective titles.
“Although partisan combat between the parties and their leaderships reached a crescendo during the 116th Congress, individual members of Congress worked on legislation with their opposing party counterparts with surprising frequency,” Dan Diller, the Lugar Center’s coverage director, mentioned in an accompanying press launch. “The Bipartisan Index scores show that despite the embittered partisan climate, members still sought out bipartisan partnerships in the run-up to the 2020 election—usually below the radar of the national news cycle.”
Both Collins and Fitzpatrick recorded all-time excessive indexes, the discharge famous, with Collins maintaining the highest spot within the Senate for the eighth consecutive yr. While Republicans averaged larger rankings within the Senate, Democrats averaged larger within the House.
New York Republican Rep. John Katko and New Jersey Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer, the co-chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, got here in second and third within the House, whereas Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Rob Portman of Ohio rounded out the highest three within the Senate. Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan had been the one Democratic senators within the high 10.
Coming in final in every chamber was Alabama Republican Rep. Gary Palmer and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent who caucuses with Democrats.
Among Republican senators seen as doable 2024 presidential candidates, solely Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott ranked within the high half of the Senate, coming in at thirteenth and twenty eighth, respectively. Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton was 79th, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley was 82nd, Florida Sen. Rick Scott was 86th and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was 89th.
Vice President Kamala Harris ranked 94th whereas serving as California’s junior senator.
Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse and Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, two of probably the most outstanding Trump critics in every chamber, ranked close to the underside of their respective chambers, touchdown at 93rd and 421st.
By Andrew Trunsky
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