05.12.20

Gardner Ranked 3rd Most Bipartisan Senator

Senator climbs in rankings by the nonpartisan Lugar Center and McCourt School of Public Policy

Washington, D.C. – Today the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University released their new Bipartisan Index rankings of members of Congress in 2019 and found that U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) was the 3rd most bipartisan senator. The annual report previously found Gardner to be the 5th most bipartisan senator in 2018 and 8th most bipartisan in 2017.

“Whether it’s fighting a global pandemic or solving other pressing challenges, the only real way to deliver results for Coloradans and the American people is by working across the aisle,” said Senator Gardner. “We must always remember that much more unites us than divides us as Americans. I’m proud to be named the 3rd most bipartisan senator, and I will continue my bipartisan work on behalf of the people of Colorado. Bipartisanship is what Coloradans expect from their elected leaders.”

The Bipartisan Index measures how often a member of Congress introduces bills that succeed in attracting co-sponsors from members of the other party, and how often they in turn co-sponsor a bill introduced from across the aisle. The Index is based on a formula applied uniformly to all members. No subjective judgments are made about individual members or bills. According to the Lugar Center and McCourt School of Public Policy, the Index serves as a critical resource for voters and the media and, encourages lawmakers to be more bipartisan when writing or co-sponsoring legislation.

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.