Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed


Bilirakis Named Florida’s Most Effective Republican Lawmaker in Congress

March 22, 2021
Press Release

Bilirakis Named Florida’s Most Effective Republican Lawmaker in Congress


The Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL), a joint partnership between the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia and the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University, has issued its rankings of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives. The independent organization scored Congressman Gus Bilirakis as the Most Effective Member from the Tampa Bay area in Congress. He is also scored as Florida’s Most Effective Republican in the House, Florida’s 2nd Most Effective Lawmaker in the House, and the 12th Most Effective Republican lawmaker in the entire Congress. According to the CEL, each Member’s legislative effective score is based upon his or her “proven ability to advance agenda items through the legislative process and into law. In defining legislative effectiveness in this way, it is important to note that our definition consists of four separate components: proven ability, advancing legislation, members’ agenda items, and progression through the legislative process into law.”


“My constituents send me to Washington to get things done on their behalf, and that is my primary focus as I work to better our community and the lives of those I serve. Achieving that goal requires ongoing relationship-building with all stakeholders,” said Congressman Gus Bilirakis. While I am never willing to compromise my principles, I do believe in working together to find common ground. I will continue this approach as I work to address the serious challenges facing our nation.”     


For more information about the formula used to determine effectiveness, please click here