Rep. Derrick Van Orden
Representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd District
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: Appropriations.house.gov. Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House
Derrick Van Orden sits on the following committees:
Van Orden sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Van Orden recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 4959: To require to Comptroller General to submit to Congress a report on the …
- H.R. 4894: To amend the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 to reauthorize the dairy business …
- H.R. 4597: Citizen Vote Protection Act
- H.Res. 535: Expressing support for the designation of November 12, 2023, as “National Warrior Call …
- H.R. 4085: Rail Inspector Safety Act of 2023
- H.R. 3933: TAP Promotion Act
- H.R. 1799: EMPLOY VETS Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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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