McKinley Named One of the Most Bipartisan Members of Congress
Lugar Center Bipartisanship Rankings Puts McKinley 10th Out of 435 House Members
Washington, May 13, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Lugar Center, a non-partisan policy organization, recently named Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) the 10th most bipartisan Member of the House of Representatives for 2019. The Lugar Center produces a yearly bipartisan ranking for how each member works across party lines to achieve results.
“The people of West Virginia’s First District did not hire me to just represent one party in Congress. They wanted someone who would work across the aisle to achieve results on the issues that impact them, and that is how I have sought to lead,” said Rep. McKinley.
“Our office has worked with members from both parties to find solutions to combat the opioid epidemic, expand access to healthcare, lower prescription drug costs, spur job creation and economic development, and protect miners’ pensions and healthcare,” said Rep. McKinley. It’s an honor to be recognized for our efforts, and we look forward to continue working in a bipartisan manner.”
In conjunction with Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy, the Lugar Center produces a yearly, non-partisan ranking of how often each Member of Congress works across party lines. Rather than just grading a member’s voting record, as many organizations do, the Lugar Center also looks at the number of bipartisan co-sponsorships and other metrics when calculating their scores.
For the 115th Congress, McKinley ranked 11th out of 435 Members of the House of Representatives, demonstrating his commitment to working across party lines to achieve results. McKinley had previously ranked 22nd for the 114th Congress.