California Democrat Among Least Effective In Congress
Democratic Congressman Ami Bera, who is running for re-election in California’s 7th district, is among the least effective Representatives in Congress, according to a recent study. Lawmakers were rated “based on the years in office, total bills sponsored in Congress, and the number of those bill passed.” Ranked 22nd on the list, Bera received an abysmal score of zero.
Upon hearing the news of Bera’s poor record, a spokeswoman simply responded, “Service to constituents is the most important job for any member of Congress and this report fails to measure that.”
Bera is facing a tough re-election bid and receiving a score like this will not help quell constituent fears that he can effectively represent them.