Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has once again been recognized for his legislative effectiveness by a non-partisan research organization. The Center for Effective Lawmaking released its latest Legislative Effectiveness Scores (LES) for the 117th Congress, which ranked Grassley among the most effective lawmakers in the U.S. Senate.
“I take my responsibility to work and deliver for the people of Iowa very seriously,” said Grassley. “As part of that responsibility, I will join any one of my colleagues if it means we can get something positive done for Iowans. I’m honored by this recognition, and I’ll continue my work representing Iowa.”
The LES evaluates each member of Congress based a combination of fifteen metrics regarding the bills they sponsor, how far the bills move through the legislative process and how substantial the proposals are.
Grassley’s history of successful legislating and work in the 117th Congress placed him as the fourth most effective Republican senator last Congress, and eighth overall most effective. Grassley was also only one of six senators who qualified as “exceeding expectations” for four or more consecutive Congresses. He was praised by the co-directors of the center, Craig Volden and Alan Wiseman, for being among the select group of six Republicans who continue to be effective in both the majority and minority. They write that“the fact that these senators are consistently among the most successful lawmakers in their parties across Congresses points to a commitment to navigating the legislative landscape to advance their agendas.”
The Center for Effective Lawmaking is a joint partnership between the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University. It was created in 2017 to advance the generation, communication, and use of new knowledge about the effectiveness of individual lawmakers and U.S. legislative institutions.
Last year, Grassley was separately ranked as one of the Senate’s most bipartisan members in a study released by Georgetown University’s Lugar Center.
Senator Grassley’s recognition in the LES reinforces his position as a highly effective legislator who is dedicated to serving the people of Iowa and advancing the interests of his state. As he continues to serve in the Senate, he will remain committed to listening to his constituents and working tirelessly to address the pressing issues facing our nation.