Washington, D.C.  – In case you missed it, The Fulcrum released a report from the Millennial Action Project ranking the top 5 most and least bipartisan younger Members of the House of Representatives. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was ranked as the number three most bipartisan. Additionally, the Lugar Center ranked Congresswoman Stefanik in the top 5% most bipartisan Members of the entire House. 

Younger members with the highest bipartisanship scores:

  • 1. Democrat Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey
  • 2. Republican Lee Zeldin of New York
  • 3. Republican Elise Stefanik of New York
  • 4. Democrat Joe Cunningham of South Carolina
  • 5. Democrat Abigail Spanberger of Virginia

Younger members with the lowest bipartisanship scores:

  • 73. Democrat Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts
  • 72. Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York
  • 71. Democrat Ilhan Omar of Minnesota
  • 70. Republican Michael Cloud of Texas
  • 69. Democrat Rashida Tlaib of Michigan

“Younger House members are more likely to work across the aisle than their older colleagues, a new study shows.

“Bipartisanship is extraordinarily hard to come by on Capitol Hill, one of the main reasons why the legislative branch has devolved into near-total dysfunction and further hobbled the regular operations of democracy. The report provides a glimmer of hope the next generation of lawmaker leaders may be willing to change that.”

Read the full report here.