WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) is ranked in the top 10% of House Republicans in the 116th Congress for legislative effectiveness according to the Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL), which scores lawmakers on their ability to advance agenda items through the legislative process and into law.
Congressman Higgins ranked as the most effective Republican lawmaker for the “Law, Crime, and Family” policy area, and he finished 19th out of 205 Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives in overall legislative effectiveness.
According to the report, Congressman Higgins introduced 19 substantive bills. Three of those bills advanced beyond committee, with one bill passing both chambers and being signed into law. More information on CEL’s methodology can be found here.
Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:
“Since being elected to serve in Congress, my office has delivered an active legislative effort, grounded in our core principles and focused on effective interaction across Congressional barriers. We have worked to advance bills that help Louisiana and, by extension, all of America. I will continue to work within the parameters of our Constitution to deliver results. I do not seek personal recognition for our efforts, however, this particular award is testament to the fact that our Lord has delivered unto me a brilliant, dedicated staff of American Patriots. Every day, I rise from bended knee, prayerful that I may be worthy of our devoted service to We, the People.”