New York—Congressman Eliot Engel has been named the #1 most effective Democratic lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives by the Center for Effective Lawmaking.
“Congressman Engel is a champion of effective Lawmaking,” the Center wrote. “The Center for Effective Lawmaking commends Congressman Engel on his hard work to improve efficiency in Congress!” Engel ranked first among all Democrats in the House during the 114th Congress.
“In these highly partisan times, it has become increasingly difficult to move legislation through Congress, especially when you’re in the Minority party. So I am particularly proud to be recognized by the Center for Effective Lawmaking,” Engel said. “I believe being an effective lawmaker means working together with your colleagues to build consensus and get things done.”
The Center, directed by Craig Volden of the University of Virginia and Alan E. Wiseman of Vanderbilt University, seeks to advance the generation, communication, and use of new knowledge about the effectiveness of individual lawmakers and legislative institutions in Congress. They define legislative effectiveness to be the “proven ability to advance a member’s agenda items through the legislative process and into law.”
Engel is the Ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Please note this press release was originally published on April 18, 2018 by Congressman Engel’s House of Representative’s office and posted to this website no sooner than 72 hours after initial publication.