WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Reed (R-Corning, NY 23) has been recognized for being one of the most bipartisan members of congress.
The Lugar Center completed a non-partisan ranking of how often each Member of Congress works across party lines and Reed was place in the top 10 percent. Out of 438 House members who were scored, Reed ranked no. 23 for most bipartisan. For comparison, fellow WNY congressman Brian Higgins (D-South Buffalo) ranked 373 while Chris Collins (R-Williamsville) ranked 151.
“We are proud to be recognized by The Lugar Center for our commitment to reaching across the aisle to get things done for hardworking families across New York’s 23rd Congressional District,” said Tom Reed via a media release from his reelection campaign. “Through our leadership role on the Problem Solvers Caucus, we consistently demonstrate our willingness to seek common ground solutions to some of the toughest issues facing the communities we care about. We will continue to be an independent voice in Washington, remain accessible, and deliver fair results for the families that we proudly represent.”
Ranking first on the list was Minnesota Democrat Collin Peterson and ranking dead-last on the list was Alabama Republican Mo Brooks.
The ranking is compiled by the Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy following each session of Congress. More information can be found at the Lugar Center website.