U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran was the most bipartisan House member in the Arizona delegation, according to a 2021 Bipartisan Index released by The Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.
O’Halleran, a Democrat seeking his fourth term in Congress, serves Congressional District 1, which includes Maricopa.
Over the course of the year, O’Halleran ranked within the top 7% of all members in the House of Representatives and within the top 15 most bipartisan Democrats in the House of Representatives, the Index said. He was the 28th most bipartisan member across both parties in the House.
“Since I came to Congress in 2017, I’ve been committed to working with everyone to find commonsense solutions to the problems Arizonans face. To this end, reaching across the aisle on a consistent basis has been key,” said O’Halleran in a news release. “Today, I’m proud to again be ranked the most bipartisan Arizona representative, and to rank in the top 7% of most bipartisan members of the House of Representatives.”
The Bipartisan Index is a non-partisan tool that measures the degree to which U.S. senators and representatives work across party lines every Congress. Data collected includes the frequency with which a member co-sponsors a bill introduced by the opposite party and the frequency with which a member’s own bills attract co-sponsors from the opposite party.
The non-profit Lugar Center is a platform for informed debate and analysis of global issues, including nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, global food security, foreign assistance effectiveness and global development, energy security, and enhancing bipartisan governance. The Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy is a top-ranked public policy school located in Washington, D.C.