Here’s how well House lawmakers worked with each other in 2023

Here’s how well House lawmakers worked with each other in 2023


The Lugar Center and the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy released new bipartisan index rankings — an attempt to explain lawmakers’ willingness to cross party lines — for 2023. 

Overall, bipartisanship remained at historic lows, though it marginally improved from the previous Congress. In the House, bipartisanship varied the most widely.

“Squad” Reps. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Cori Bush (D-MO), and Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), along with Republican Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Eric Burlison (R-MO), were among the worst in bipartisanship — all earned -2 bipartisan scores or worse, which ranks as “very poor” on the index.

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Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) topped the index for the fifth year in a row with a score of about 5.5, more than double third-place finisher Rep. Chris

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