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The nonprofit Lugar Center and Georgetown Universityas McCourt School of Public Policy rated how often members of Congress work across party lines.

In a study that included cross-party sponsorships of bills, among other measures, the researchers rated four House Republicans from New York among the top five in a abipartisan indexa for the 113th Congress, which ended in January.

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Veteran Rep. Peter King of Seaford ranked second out of 422 nationwide with Rockville Centre native Chris Gibson, of Kinderhook, first.

Ex-Rep. Michael Grimm of Staten Island was third, and Richard Hanna of Oneida County was fifth.