Top Five Most Bipartisan House Members Includes Three Latinos
The Lugar Center and Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy recently released their new Bipartisan Index (BPI) rankings of members of Congress for 2017. In the top five were Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), who ranked second and was edged out of the top spot by Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN); Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), who ranked fourth; and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX), who rounded out the top five most compromising legislators in the House of Representatives. And at the bottom? Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) was ranked as the least bipartisan House member, along with Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL). The BPI rankings of Congressional members in 2017, based on bill sponsorship and co-sponsorship data, allow voters to see how willing their Senators and Representatives have been to work across party lines on legislation. See the full rankings here.