Tester Ranked 4th Most Effective Senator of All 100 in Either Party

Nonpartisan Center for Effective Lawmaking rankings show Tester is “continually effective”

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today 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.

“Too many people in Washington don’t understand what a hard day’s work looks like and certainly don’t understand the challenges facing Montanans,” said Tester. “That’s why I fight every single day to stand up for Montana and our values. I’ll keep working with folks on both sides of the aisle to do what’s best for Montana and ensure we honor the promises we’ve made to our nation’s veterans.”

The non-partisan Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL) is a joint partnership between the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Vanderbilt University. It was created in 2017 to advance the communication and use of new knowledge about the effectiveness of individual lawmakers and U.S. legislative institutions.

According to CEL, Tester “was the second-most effective Democratic lawmaker in the Senate in the 117th Congress, where he was the chair of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. During the 117th Congress, he sponsored 64 bills… the largest portion of his bills (33/64) engaged with one policy area: armed forces and national security.”

Background on Tester’s ranking from the Center for Effective Lawmaking can be found HERE.

Find full list of lawmakers in the Senate and House HERE

Find a list of Tester’s top accomplishments from the last Congress HERE and HERE.