NBC29: Spanberger ranked most bipartisan member of Virginia delegation in Congress


U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger has been ranked as the most bipartisan member of Virginia’s congressional delegation and one of the most bipartisan members of Congress.

The findings were released by Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy in the latest nonpartisan Bipartisan Index.

“Rep. Abigail Spanberger is an annual fixture in the top ranks of the Bipartisan Index,” said Dan Diller, policy director for the Lugar Center. “Her cumulative scores since she entered the House in 2019 rank second among all House Democrats during that period, making her one of the most reliable bipartisan voices in the entire Congress.”

According to the Bipartisan Index, Spanberger scored 1.36085, ranking her as the most bipartisan Member of the entire Virginia delegation and the eighth-most bipartisan House Democrat.

“To be a responsible, results-focused legislator requires both a willingness and an ability to build strong coalitions. I know that finding consensus is how we achieve real progress on the challenges we face — like contending with threats to our national security, combatting the flow of fentanyl into our communities, lowering costs, and keeping our communities safe,” said Spanberger. “I’m proud to once again be ranked as the most bipartisan federal lawmaker from Virginia. At a time when the most extreme voices can be some of the loudest, lawmakers who remain focused on delivering for our communities must continue to focus on bridging our divides. Virginians and Americans across the county deserve lawmakers who will find common ground.”

On May 8, the nonpartisan Common Ground Committee ranked Spanberger as the most bipartisan Member of Congress from Virginia and gave her the fourth-highest score of any lawmakers in the country.

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