New Ranking Shows Tester is More Than Twice as Effective as Typical Member of Congress

Senator earns top ranking on Common Ground scorecard for working across party lines, named most bipartisan member of Montana’s congressional delegation

U.S. Senator Jon Tester has been recognized as one of the most effective Members of Congress and as the most bipartisan member of Montana’s congressional delegation for his successful work defending Montana and fighting on behalf of our nation’s veterans.

Tester received high marks from the Common Ground Scorecard, a nonpartisan organization that measures how much elected officials work across party lines to find common ground.

“I’m fortunate to have the best bosses in the world, the people of Montana, which is why I’ll always fight every single day to deliver for our state and stand up for our values,” said Tester. “Montanans sent me to Washington to deliver commonsense legislation that helps lower costs for Montana’s working families, ensures our military has the tools it needs to keep our country safe, and honors the commitment we made to our nation’s veterans – and I’ll continue to work with anyone, Republican or Democrat, to get the job done.”

The Common Ground Scorecard is the first-ever measurement tool of elected officials and candidates for office – including U.S. House Members, U.S. Senators and governors. The Scorecard shows on a scale of 0-100 how much these elected officials seek to find common ground with members of the other political party. The 2023 Scorecard, released by Common Ground Committee (CGC), shows Senator Tester’s score is more than twice as high as the overall average score for Members of Congress and the highest out of any Member from Montana’s congressional delegation. 

Tester has been the most effective lawmaker thus far during the 118th Congress as the only lawmaker out of all 535 Members of Congress to have multiple bills signed into law.

In March, Tester was ranked the 4th most effective Senator among all 100 Republicans and Democrats in the 117th Congress for his successful work defending Montana and fighting on behalf of our nation’s veterans. The rating, compiled by the non-partisan Center for Effective Lawmaking, is based on the combination of fifteen metrics regarding the bills that each member of Congress sponsors, how far they move through the lawmaking process, and how substantial their policy proposals are. Tester was also ranked as the #1 Senator out of 100 who has been the most “continually effective” across multiple Congresses.