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2010 Best & Worst of Congress
Comments () | Published September 13, 2010


1. Barney Frank (D-Mass.)

2. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

3. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

In the midst of financial-reform debate, the Financial Services chairman polled the most votes.


1. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.)

2. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)

3. Eric Cantor (R-Va.)

Repeat winner Lee and Bachmann had bipartisan tallies.

Rising Star

1. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

2. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)

3. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.)

Ryan and Schultz were also ascendant in 2008. Schock is the rising newcomer.

Most Eloquent

1. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)

2. David Dreier (R-Calif.)

3. John Lewis (D-Ga.)

Repeat winners Hoyer and Dreier are joined by veteran congressman and civil-rights leader Lewis.

Least Eloquent

1. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.)

2. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.)

3. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)

GOP staffers put the controversy-prone Brown one vote ahead of the “You lie!” utterer.


1. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.)

2. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.)

3. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.)

Another bipartisan repeat win for the Texan.


1. Lois Capps (D-Calif.)

2. Walter Jones (R-N.C.)

3. Tie: Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Joe Wilson (R-S.C.)

The California Democrat edged out the Carolina Republican to take the top spot once again.


1. Barney Frank (D-Mass.)

2. Ralph Hall (R-Tex.)

3. Tie: Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.), John Sullivan (R-Okla.)

Frank in a landslide for the umpteenth time. The Southwesterners were distant finishers.


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