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Capito, McKinley again ranked highly for co-sponsoring actions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., again are among the most bipartisan legislators in Congress according to rankings released Tuesday.

The Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy released their bipartisan index on Tuesday, which measures how legislators work with members of opposite parties through co-sponsoring legislation from members of another party in addition to attracting lawmakers from opposing parties to support their bills.

The organizations took the actions of the 116th Congress’ first session into consideration.

Capito ranked seventh based on her decisions from 2019, a decline from third in last year’s rankings. McKinley placed 10th, a one-spot increase from 2018.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., fell two spots to 27th in this year’s rankings. Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., placed 393th, declining from 331th in last year’s rankings.

Republican Rep. Carol Miller, in the first rankings of her congressional tenure, came in at 310th.

Capito and Manchin rank seventh and 11th in the organization’s lifetime scores, which ranks senators based on their actions from 1993 through 2018.

Republicans Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Cory Gardner of Colorado were the three-highest ranked senators this year, while Republicans Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, John Katko of New York and Pete King of New York ranked the highest in the House of Representatives.

Chamber leaders were excluded from the rankings.





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