McKinley Named One of the Most Bipartisan Members of Congress
Lugar Center Bipartisanship Rankings Puts McKinley 10th Among House Members
Washington, May 3, 2021
Washington, D.C. - Today, the Lugar Center, a non-partisan policy organization, released its final Congressional bipartisanship rankings for the 116th Congress (2019-2020). Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) was ranked as the 10th most bipartisan Member of the House of Representatives.
“The people of the First District elected me to represent them in Washington, not a party. They want someone who can work across the aisle to achieve results, and that is how we have approached the job,” said Rep. McKinley.
“Our office has a long and consistent track record of working with members from both parties to find solutions to combat the opioid epidemic, lower prescription drug costs, spur job creation and economic development, and other important issues,” said Rep. McKinley. “It’s an honor to be recognized for our efforts, and we look forward to continue working to deliver for the people of West Virginia.”
In conjunction with Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, the Lugar Center produces an annual ranking of how often each Member of Congress works across party lines. Rather than just grading a member’s voting record, as other organizations do, the Lugar Center also looks at the number of bipartisan co-sponsorships and other metrics when calculating their scores.
For the 116th Congress, McKinley ranked 10th out of 435 Members of the House Representatives. McKinley previously ranked 11th in the 115th and 22nd for the 114th Congress.