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ICYMI: Newnan Times-Herald Column On Reverend Warnock’s Record: “Some Senators Are Practicing Bipartisanship, Not Just Preaching It”

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July 20, 2022 

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ICYMI: Newnan Times-Herald Column On Reverend Warnock’s Record: “Some Senators Are Practicing Bipartisanship, Not Just Preaching It”

 Earlier This Year, The Lugar Center Ranked Reverend Warnock The 18th Most Bipartisan Senator

Atlanta, GA – This week, the Newnan Times-Herald spotlighted Reverend Warnock’s continued work across the aisle as he fights for all Georgians in the Senate. 

The column highlighted Reverend Warnock’s ranking as the 18th most bipartisan Senator by the Lugar Center, a ranking boosted by his bipartisan work including: working with Senator Marco Rubio to pass bipartisan legislation addressing the maternal mortality crisis; working with Senator Ted Cruz to bring 1-14 to Georgia; and working with Rep. Buddy Carter to protect military jobs and fight to keep the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center open.

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The Newnan Times-Herald — Some Senators Are Practicing Bipartisanship, Not Just Preaching It

  • It’s common for political extremists to get the media’s attention and for pundits to claim that there is no cooperation across party lines.
  • But as the Lugar Center’s Bipartisan Index shows, some senators and house members work with their political opponents to pass meaningful legislation. I interviewed Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock of Georgia to see how it’s done.
  • Senator Richard Lugar, an Indiana Republican who served for decades, often reached out to Democrats in the upper chamber. The Lugar Center has a Bipartisan Index which eschews votes in favor of Senators and Representatives who co-sponsor legislation members of the opposite party.
  • When I informed Sen. Warnock about his strong ranking by the Lugar Center for working with Republicans, he replied “I didn’t do it for a number on an index. It’s about putting the people you represent at the center.”
  • Warnock’s background may have helped prepare him for working with some in the G.O.P. “When you’re a reverend, it’s natural to work with others,” he said in the phone interview. 
  • That’s why Senator Warnock decided to work with Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio on “Improving Coordination for Healthy Moms” Act. We talked about how the two broke down the “silos” of politics, with staff meetings and open conversations. “But most people aren’t Republicans and Democrats. They’re dads and moms. When you center around that, there are surprising opportunities to work with others.”

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