Report Ranks Minnesota’s Most, Least ‘Effective’ U.S. Representatives

William Bornhoft, Patch News, September 20, 2023

MINNESOTA — Angie Craig was Minnesota’s “most effective” representative in the U.S. House during the first two years of President Joe Biden’s term in office, according to a new report.

The Center for Effective Lawmaking recently updated its rankings for the 117th Congress, which lasted from Jan. 3, 2021 through Jan. 3, 2023.

“To calculate the Legislative Effectiveness Score for each member of the U.S. House and Senate, we draw on fifteen indicators that collectively capture the proven ability of a legislator to advance her agenda items through the legislative process and into law,” the Center states.

More specifically, to calculate Legislative Effectiveness Scores for the House, we identify the number of bills that each member of the House of Representatives sponsored (BILL); and the number of those bills that received any action in committee (AIC), or action beyond committee (ABC) on the floor of the House. For those bills that received any action beyond committee, we also identify how many of those bills subsequently passed the House (PASS), and how many became law (LAW).

Craig scored 1.898, the highest of any representative from Minnesota.

“I’m humbled that the Center for Effective Lawmaking has ranked me as Minnesota’s most effective Member of the U.S. House. I’ll keep working across the aisle to make life better for Minnesotans,” Craig said in a statement.

Here are all of the rankings for Minnesota’s U.S. House delegation:

  • Democratic Rep. Angie Craig (1.898)
  • Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips (1.335)
  • Republican Rep. Tom Emmer (1.133)
  • Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum (1.018)
  • Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (.917)
  • Republican Rep. Pete Stauber (.754)
  • Republican Rep. Michelle Fischbach (.706)
  • Republican Rep. Brad Finstad (Won special election on Aug. 12, 2022) (0)

Check out more ratings from the Center for Effective Lawmaking here.

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