Rep. Katko Ranked Second Most Bipartisan Member of Congress in New Report Released By Non-Partisan Lugar Center

May 12, 2020
Press Release

New Ranking Highlights Katko's Commitment to Bipartisanship & Effective Lawmaking 

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) was today named the second most bipartisan Member of Congress for the 116th Congress, according to a new report released by The Lugar Center. With 437 Members of Congress included in this year’s report, this ranking demonstrates Katko’s willingness to work across party lines to deliver results. He ranked above every Democratic lawmaker and all but one Republican.

 Following each session of Congress, the Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy produces a non-partisan, objective ranking of how often each Member of Congress works across party lines.

 “As our country faces one of the greatest challenges of our lifetime, it is more important than ever before that we work across party lines,” said Rep. Katko.“We need to deliver relief to American families, protect our nation’s healthcare system, and ensure our small businesses have the tools to survive.  Throughout this time, I have sought to work with both Democrats and Republicans, to build consensus on legislation to address the COVID-19 pandemic and provide relief to those in need.” 

Katko continued, “During my time in Congress, I have consistently worked with both Democrats and Republicans to better Central New York and our nation.  Doing so has yielded significant results, passing meaningful legislation that protects drinking water, improves infrastructure, addresses the opioid epidemic, and strengthens our national security. I’m honored to once again receive recognition for this work from the Lugar Center.” 

This is the third time Rep. Katko has ranked in the top ten most bipartisan members in all of Congress. In 2019, Rep. Katko was named the third most bipartisan member. More on the methodology, history, and past ratings of the Lugar Center’s Bipartisan Index can be found here.