A report from the Center for Effective Lawmaking ranked Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) 217 out of 220 Republicans in the House on effectiveness.
Center for effective legislation 15 different metrics measure how many bills a member of Congress sponsors, how often they become law, and the effectiveness of their decisions.
according to cleveland.com, Jim Jordan did not fare well:
One of the most prominent Republicans in Ohio’s congressional delegation — top House Judiciary Committee Republican Jim Jordan — ranked 217th out of 220 among the least effective GOP members of Congress.
“I didn’t come to Congress to make more laws,” Jordan said recently when asked about the standards. “I really came to Congress to reduce regulations and taxes on American families and the American people. My goal is not to pass more bills. I support legislation that I think makes sense. I don’t have to put my name on it to support that. And I certainly won’t do that in committee.”
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Jordan’s excuse for why it doesn’t work doesn’t make sense. The primary duty of members of Congress is to make laws. The way to reduce taxes and regulations is to make laws.
The effectiveness report exposes members like Jim Jordan who are more interested in publicity and political grandstanding than doing the work of making laws.
The Republic of Jordan has shown that it is not very good in the monitoring function of the Congress His attempts to pursue a position as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee were a series of ridicule and failures.
If you believe that the job of a member of Congress is to represent the constituents in the legislative process, Jim Jordan is not very good at his job.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a member of the White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform activities.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Association of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association
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