My Approved PortraitsWashington, D.C. — The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University rated U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly the fourth-most bipartisan U.S. Senator and most bipartisan Democrat, according to a new Bipartisan Index released Tuesday that measures the bipartisanship of Senators from 1993 to 2014.  Earlier this year, in May 2015, the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown announced Donnelly ranked as the third-most bipartisan U.S. Senator during the 113th Congress.

Donnelly said, “My responsibility is to do what is right for Hoosiers no matter which party an idea may come from. I believe we are stronger and more effective when we work together, and when we prioritize bipartisan efforts we can get things done that will help Indiana and our country.”

Donnelly has worked continuously with colleagues across the aisle. Provisions from Donnelly’s bipartisan “Servicemember and Mental Health Care Package,” co-sponsored by U.S. Senators Wicker (R-MS), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and John Boozman (R-AR) were recently signed into law as part of the national defense bill. To address opioid addiction and heroin use, Donnelly has worked to advance the principles included in the bipartisan bill he introduced with Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and has seen promising movement on these efforts. ‎He also has pushed to advance a number of bipartisan bills, including legislation that would address the Waters of the U.S. rule and empower student borrowers and establish best practices for improving financial literacy skills. Among his successful bipartisan efforts last year, Donnelly’s Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act was signed into law.


See the full Senate rankings here.