Orange County Reps. Ed Royce and Darrell Issa were among the five most effective Republicans in the 2013-2014 session — the most recent session completed — according to a study published on the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog.
The ranking is based on something called Legislative Effectiveness Scores, which take into account how successful each lawmaker is in moving bills they sponsored and how substantial those bills are.
Issa, the Vista congressman whose district extends into south Orange County, was the second most effective House Republican, according to study authors Craig Volden of the University of Virginia and Alan Wiseman of Vanderbilt University.
Cited are Issa’s FOIA Act, which would make public access to federal documents easier, and his First Responders Passport Act, which would waive passport fees for those with an agreement with the U.S. government to aid a foreign country suffering from a natural disaster. The passport bill was passed by the House and awaits Senate action. The FOIA bill remains in committee.
Royce, the Fullerton representative and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, saw nine of his 18 bills make substantial progress, including his Global Anti-Poaching Act and his Hezbollah International Financing …read more
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