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Rep. Derrick Van Orden

Representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd District

Van Orden is the representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2023. Van Orden is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 54 years old.

Photo of Rep. Derrick Van Orden [R-WI3]


Van Orden proposed $73 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:

  • $25 million to Eau Claire County for “Chippewa Valley Corridor Reconstruction”
  • $19 million to The City of Eau Claire for “Eau Claire PFAS Removal Project”
  • $5 million to City of River Falls, WI for “River Falls Fire Department Station Renovation Project”

These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.

Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House

Committee Membership

Derrick Van Orden sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Van Orden sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (100%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Van Orden recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Missed Votes

From Jan 2023 to Sep 2023, Van Orden missed 9 of 403 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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