Harder Ranked Among Most Effective Lawmakers in Congress in New Report

March 16, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, the Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL) announced its Legislative Effectiveness Scores for the recently completed 116th Congress. Congressman Josh Harder (CA-10) was ranked the 4th most effective House freshman, putting him in the top 4% of his class of lawmakers. The scores are normalized to an average value of 1.0, meaning Rep. Harder’s score of 2.26 makes him more than twice as effective as the average member of Congress. The ranking also noted that Rep. Harder wrote multiple bills signed by President Trump into law, a rare feat for a freshman member of Congress.


“My job is to deliver for the people of the Central Valley, and I work to do that every single day.” said Rep. Harder. “It’s an honor to be recognized as one of the most effective members of Congress in only my first term, but our work is just getting started. This isn’t a victory in and of itself, it’s a reminder of what’s most important in this job – doing the hard work of actually helping people.”


To read the Center for Effective Lawmaking’s report, click here. To read Rep. Harder’s effectiveness score, click here