Earlier this week, the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University released their 2019 Bipartisan Index. The Lugar Center, founded by former Senator Richard Lugar, is a non-profit organization dedicated to informing debate on global issues. This index rates all Members of Congress on how often they introduce bills that attract co-sponsors from across the aisle and how often they co-sponsor a bill introduced from across the aisle. The latest Index covers the actions in the first session of the 116th Congress. 

The scores are separated into two lists: Senate Scores and House Scores. The average Senate index is higher than the historical average again this year, while the average House score is just below the historical average. For the seventh year in a row, Senator Susan Collins has topped the list and posted the highest single-year Senate score in the history of the Index.

Here are the female Republican Senators and their rankings:

Senator Susan Collins (ME) – 1

Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK) – 2

Senator Martha McSally (AZ) – 6

Senator Shelley Moore Capito (WV) – 7

Senator Joni Ernst (IA) – 34

Senator Marsha Blackburn (TN) – 51

Senator Deb Fischer (NE) – 54

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS) – 89

Here are the female Republican Representatives and their rankings:

Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González (PR) – 9

Representative Elise Stefanik (NY) – 14

Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA) – 28

Representative Cindy Brooks (IN) – 49

Delegate Amata Radewagen (AS) – 52

Representative Ann Wagner (MO) – 69

Representative Jackie Walorski (IN) – 76

Representative Vicky Hartzler (MO) – 116

Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA) – 152

Representative Virginia Foxx (NC) – 278

Representative Carol Miller (WV) – 310

Representative Debbie Lesko (AZ) – 323

Representative Martha Roby (AL) – 388

Representative Kay Granger (TX) – 400

Representative Liz Cheney (WY) – 420

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