Sen. Kennedy Named to Top 10 Effective GOP Lawmakers List
The Center for Effective Lawmaking evaluated fifteen different metrics in compiling its list, including the number of bills introduced by each legislator, how far each bill advances and the significance of those bills. Kennedy, the state's junior Senator, introduced more than sixty bills in the most recent legislative session, all of them, according to the Center, were "substantive."
Senators Marco Rubio from Florida, Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Texas' John Cornyn were ranked one, two and three in the ranking of GOP Senators. Senator Kennedy was in the #9 spot.
In the last session of the Trump Presidency, three of Kennedy’s bills were signed into law by Mr. Trump. Those included the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, the Rebuilding Small Businesses After Disasters Act and the National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2019.
Via a recent news release, Senator Kennedy expressed his gratitude and pride in seeing his hard work pay off. Said Kennedy, "It is a privilege to represent Louisianians in the U.S. Senate. Our people work hard, and they deserve representatives who go to the mat on their behalf. I’ll keep fighting for legislation that makes Louisiana voices heard in Washington, brings jobs to our state, defends the unborn and protects our constitutional rights."