April 25, 2018 – A new Bipartisan Index report ranked Rep. Chris Smith among the top 5% of the most bipartisan Members of Congress, reported NJ.com in a recent article. The Bipartisan Index report is an annual study conducted by the Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy that ranks Members based on how often they work across party lines.
This bipartisan distinction is a testament to Smith’s unwavering commitment to solving problems and passing laws for his constituents. Last year, Rep. Smith also ranked in the top 5%, according to NJ.com.
Excerpts of the article are provided below.
With Republicans controlling Congress and President Donald Trump in the White House, it sometimes feels as if no Democrats need apply.
Nevertheless, some lawmakers are bucking the partisan divide and trying to reach out to the other side. And two do it more than most are from New Jersey….
Reps. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd Dist., and Chris Smith, R-4th Dist., who rated highest on the list last year among New Jersey lawmakers; and Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-3rd Dist., also were among the top 10 percent of bipartisan members…
To read the full NJ.com article, click here. To take a look at the Bipartisan Index report, click here.
Excerpted and emphasis added.