Bipartisanship is a Performance Metric
The Lugar Center and Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy produce a non-partisan ranking of how often each Member of Congress works across party lines. This performance metric is available to use on Sprinkle today!
"For Congress to be successful, the parties must work together at the beginning of the legislative process... If a member is disappointed in his or her score, there is a straightforward way to improve it in future congresses: Put more effort into recruiting bipartisan co-sponsors for your bills and consider co-sponsoring bills introduced by the opposite party. We hope members will do that and we regard the Bipartisan Index as a way of providing encouragement." Senator Lugar
The Bipartisan Index is intended to fill a hole in the information available to the public about the performance of Members of Congress. As each Congressional term completes, the Bipartisan Index updates.
Now, the Bipartisan Index is more than an informational service to encourage political behaviors. With Sprinkle, you can now simply reward positive politics and if functioning government and passing bills into law is something you support, you might consider sprinkling your support across the aisle to reward politicians on the other side of your personal political spectrum.
Who are the Top 10 Bipartisan Senators?
- 1 Maggie Hassan NH D 2.84366
- 2 Susan Collins ME R 2.21384
- 3 Rob Portman OH R 1.96908
- 4 Kyrsten Sinema AZ D 1.75905
- 5 Gary Peters MI D 1.59652
- 6 Jon Tester MT D 1.52518
- 7 Joe Manchin WV D 1.38236
- 8 John Cornyn TX R 1.35151
- 9 Jacky Rosen NV D 1.30088
- 10 Amy Klobuchar MN D 1.14777
Who are the Top 10 Bipartisan members of the House of Representatives?
- 1 Brian Fitzpatrick PA R 4.00118
- 2 Josh Gottheimer NJ D 2.74575
- 3 John Katko NY R 2.42171
- 4 Antonio Delgado NY D 2.3273
- 5 Abigail Spanberger VA D 2.02706
- 6 Henry Cuellar TX D 1.8005
- 7 Jared Golden ME D 1.74777
- 8 Jenniffer González PR R 1.69566
- 9 Elissa Slotkin MI D 1.67539
- 10 Susie Lee NV D 1.56266
More Bipartisan Metrics
How do the major parties compare? The Top 50 Lifetime Senate Scores show a close contest: 27 Republicans, 21 Democrats. Browse more stats on Bipartisanship here.
Senator Lugar's Introduction to the Bipartisan Index
The Bipartisan Index measures the frequency with which a Member co-sponsors a bill introduced by the opposite party and the frequency with which a Member’s own bills attract co-sponsors from the opposite party.
Learn more about the Bipartisan Index here.
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