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May 16, 2024 | Press Releases

Washington, DC – Today, the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University released their new Bipartisan Index (BPI) rankings for the 118th Congress in 2023. 

U.S. Representative Young Kim (CA-40)’s score based on her record in Congress ranks her the 16th most bipartisan member of the House of Representatives, among the top 10 most bipartisan of House Republicans, and the most bipartisan Republican member of the California delegation. 

“I came to Congress to bring common sense, break through the partisan gridlock, and deliver results for my constituents and the American people. My record shows my commitment to getting things done,” said Rep. Young Kim. “While I’ll never waver from my principles, I believe finding common ground is important to move our country forward. I can assure you my team and I are just getting started delivering results.”  

Since arriving to Congress, Rep. Kim has: 

  • Returned more than $23 million back to taxpayers from federal agencies; 
  • Gotten more than 30 bills out of the House and 15 bipartisan bills signed into law;  
  • Helped more than 5,500 constituents receive assistance with casework; 
  • Attended hundreds of public events; and, 
  • Recognized Vietnam era veterans and spouses for their services. 

Rep. Kim was ranked a Common Ground Champion by the Common Ground Committee and has the highest Common Ground score of any elected official in California, and she was ranked one of the most effective members of Congress by the Center for Effective Lawmaking, including the second most effective House Republican in foreign affairs in the 117th Congress.  

Last Congress’s BPI score ranked Rep. Kim the most bipartisan of the freshman class and 17th most bipartisan overall. In May 2021, data by Quorum Analytics reported by Axios also ranked Rep. Kim as the most bipartisan freshman member of Congress. 

About the BPI Score 

The Bipartisan Index is based on a formula applied uniformly to all members that considers both the absolute numbers of bipartisan bills sponsored and co-sponsored and the percentage of such bills in a member’s portfolio. It excludes non-binding resolutions and ceremonial bills. It also includes a metric that gives members credit for the number of bipartisan co-sponsors on their sponsored bills. The BPI uses a historical standard based on three decades of data to compare current members to historical averages. The Index outcome is determined entirely by the configuration of a member’s bill sponsorship and co-sponsorship portfolios. No subjective judgments are made about individual members or bills. 

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