O’Halleran in Top 20 Most Bipartisan Members of House

May 3, 2021
Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, the Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy released their 116th Congress Bipartisan Index. Over the course of the 116th Congress, Representative Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) was the most bipartisan House member in the Arizona delegation, ranked 20th of all members in the House of Representatives, and was the ninth most bipartisan Democrat in the House of Representatives.

“In recent years, we’ve seen the damage partisan stalemate and political game-playing can do to our democracy, and, more importantly, to the families we were elected to represent. I came to Congress to work with folks from all backgrounds, creeds, and ideologies to find commonsense solutions to the problems Arizonans face, and that involves reaching across the aisle on a consistent basis,” said O’Halleran. “Today, I’m proud to again be ranked the most bipartisan Arizona representative, and to rank in the top 20 most bipartisan members of the House of Representatives.”

The Bipartisan Index is a non-partisan tool that measures the degree to which U.S. Senators and Representatives work across party lines every Congress. Data collected includes 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. Today’s rankings serve as an update to the 2019 Bipartisan Index, released last May.

The non-profit Lugar Center is a platform for informed debate and analysis of global issues, including nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, global food security, foreign assistance effectiveness and global development, energy security, and enhancing bipartisan governance. The Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy is a top-ranked public policy school located in Washington, D.C.