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Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced that she was ranked the most bipartisan member of the Iowa Congressional delegation for the 1st session of the 117th Congress by the Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.

The Lugar/McCourt Bipartisan Index measures how often a member of Congress introduces bills that attract co-sponsors from the other party, and how often they in turn co-sponsor a bill introduced from across the aisle.


It is based on a formula that considers both the absolute numbers of bipartisan bills sponsored and co-sponsored and the percentage of such bills in a member’s portfolio. It also includes a metric that gives members credit for the number of bipartisan co-sponsors on their sponsored bills.

In addition to being the most bipartisan Iowa member, Rep. Axne was also ranked the 20th most bipartisan member of the entire House of Representatives.

“Since coming to Congress, I’ve been laser-focused on cutting through bureaucratic red tape, lowering costs, and expanding opportunities for Iowans, and I’m proud to have worked with colleagues from across the aisle to get things done,” said Rep. Axne. “I’m honored to receive this recognition and will continue working tirelessly to bring Iowans’ voices to Congress with me.”

This is the second year in a row that Rep. Axne was named Iowa’s most bipartisan member by the Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.

In 2020, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognized Rep. Axne as the most bipartisan member of Iowa’s Congressional delegation, awarding her their Spirit of Enterprise award for her bipartisan legislative work promoting business and commonsense governing.

In her first term, Rep. Axne was named the ‘Most Accessible Freshman Member of Congress’ by the Town Hall Project and a finalist for the Congressional Management Foundation’s Democracy Award in the Transparency and Accountabilitycategory.

Author: Press Release

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