Rangel Is The Most Productive Member Of Congress
New York, N.Y. - Congressman Charles B. Rangel, the veteran Representative of New York's 13th Congressional District, is once again named the most productive Member of Congress. According to TrackBill, which rated the amount and the impact of legislation passed by each Member of Congress over the past five sessions (108 - 112th Congress), Rangel passed the most number of bills that he sponsored, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care.
"I’m honored to be recognized again for working hard on behalf of my constituents and the American people to get things done," said Rangel, who in 2010 was lawmaker with the most number of bills passed in the House of Representatives according to Open Congress, which also tracks legislative activities. "I have dedicated my life to serving my community and country -- I am fired up to keep fighting for what is in their best interest and to move our great nation forward."
According to the TrackBill analysis, Rangel passed 31 bills out of 290 that he sponsored, the most out of the 540 (including 5 Delegates) legislators in both chambers of Congress. Some of the issues Rangel most focused on were transportation, finance, government affairs and security, veterans affairs, and health. Other Members who made the top ten following Rangel's lead: Rep. Don Young (R-AL) with 27 out of 287; Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) with 22 out of 263; Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-WI) with 19 out of 174; Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) with 18 out of 209; Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) with 17 out of 591; Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) with 16 out of 582; Rep. Lamar S. Smith (R-TX) with 16 out of 117; Rep. John L. Mica (R-FL) with 15 out of 61; and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) with 15 out of 272.
TrackBill is a powerful tool used by Fortune 1000 companies, prominent lobbying firms, leading advocacy groups and influential non-profits to keep informed of legislative activity in Congress and all 50 states. Its analysis of the Ten Most Productive Members of Congress, (which can be viewed online at rangel.house.gov/numberone), only includes legislators currently serving in the 113th Congress. Twelve categories were used. It did not include resolutions, which do not have the force of Law. Rangel passed 10 resolutions, in addition to the 31 bills enacted during the 108 - 112th Congress.
Click here to see the complete list of the 41 legislation Rangel passed during the 108 - 112th Congress (31 bills highlighted).