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Congressional Moneyball

The Brookings Institute uses sports-inspired statistics to rank our lawmakers effectiveness.
 Chris’ List
 Chris’ List

The Brookings Institute has some great analysis using baseball-inspired statistics to measure the effectiveness of our lawmakers. The research is published in Politico. Here's a look at which Senators had the highest "batting average" when it comes to bills making out of committee.

  1. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
  2. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD)
  3. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
  4. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
  5. Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE)
  6. Sen. Rand Paul (D-KY)