Allred Named Common Ground “Champion” for Bipartisan Work In Congress

October 7, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) announced that he is a Common Ground “Champion” and was named among the most bipartisan members of the House. The scorecard is an assessment of the degree to which elected officials and candidates for office embody the spirit and practice of a Common Grounder — someone who seeks points of agreement and solutions on social and political issues through listening and productive conversation.

The Common Ground report cited his bipartisan work in Congress as well as his commitment to working across the aisle, like when Allred visited Ohio and held a bipartisan town hall with Republican Congressman Anthony Gonzalez last year. Currently, over 70% of all bills Allred has cosponsored are bipartisan.

“I know that in order to deliver real results for North Texans, we have to work together,” said Allred. “Whether it's working on behalf of our veterans to open the new Garland VA, passing a new trade deal with Mexico, or coming together in a bipartisan way to discuss issues that matter to the American people -- I will always take a common-sense approach and work on a bipartisan basis to help North Texans.”

"We must put aside partisanship to solve the numerous issues facing our nation,” said Erik Olsen, co-founder of the Common Ground Committee. “Our nation needs lawmakers like Congressman Allred committed to more progress and less division."  

This comes after Allred received the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who gave him a 95% rating for his bipartisan work in Congress, including working to pass the USMCA trade agreement.

The Common Ground Committee is a non-partisan, citizen-led non-profit 501(c)3 organization, that brings together high-profile panelists of diverse political backgrounds, for example, Donna Brazile and Michael Steele or John Kerry and Condoleeza Rice, to find common ground on divisive issues such as race, taxes, foreign policy, and health care.

Learn more about the Common Ground Scorecard here.