Ron Kind and Mike Gallagher? Yes. Bryan Steil, Ron Johnson and Mark Pocan? Not so much | Editorial
The worst Wisconsin members to cooperate in the last session of Congress were U.S. Representative Bryan Steil, R-Janesville, ranked 261st in the House, and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, 60th out of 100 senators. They were followed closely by U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan, D-Black Earth, in the 252nd, and Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, in the 242nd.
(U.S. Reps Tom Tiffany, R-Minocqua, and Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, haven’t served long enough to be ranked. But so far they have shown little promise, bowing to the whims of the former President Donald Trump and even vote against certifying a new president after Trump lost the 2020 election fair.)
For the sixth year in a row, US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an independent who strategizes with Democrats, was the least cooperative member of the US Senate. In the House, the most one-sided and stubborn member of Congress was U.S. Representative Gary Palmer, R-Ala.
The most bipartisan leaders in Washington during the last two-year session were Senator Collins and US Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn. Congratulations to them, as well as Kind and Gallagher for their tremendous efforts.
Wisconsin and our nation need more collaborators and fewer fighters.