Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins was named one of the most effective Senators by FiscalNote. FiscalNote calculates effectiveness scores using a comprehensive algorithm based on 12 factors to measure how successful Members of Congress are at guiding bills through the legislative process. In particular, FicalNote recognized Senator Collins’ effective advocacy on behalf of American workers. Senator Collins, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, has championed numerous bills to benefit workers through job training, workplace protections, and other initiatives.
The release of FiscalNote’s scores follows rankings published earlier this week by the Lugar Center and Georgetown University, which recognized Senator Collins as the most bipartisan Senator for the fourth year in a row.
“Throughout my Senate service, I have worked tirelessly to pass good public policy that improves the lives of people in Maine and across our country. I am so pleased that my efforts were reflected in this ranking and am delighted to be recognized for my advocacy to support and protect workers,” said Senator Collins. “I have always believed that the best way to promote good legislation is by bringing people together. Being ranked as the most bipartisan as well as one of the most effective Senators this week demonstrates that working with members of both parties to develop solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems is the best way to achieve results.”
FiscalNote is a government relationship management company that has developed an algorithm that weights 12 factors for each Member of Congress, including bills sponsored, bills reported out of committee, bills brought to the floor, and bills enacted. A legislator’s score for each stage is further weighted by whether the bill is substantive as well as the legislator’s performance relative to other members.