Read our 2019 Report Card for Walden.
Walden is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Walden has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Feb 21, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Greg Walden sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Energy and Commerce Ranking Member
Walden was the primary sponsor of 23 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 524: Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection Act
- H.R. 6 (115th): SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act
- H.R. 699: Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act
- H.R. 4374: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize additional emergency uses for medical products to reduce deaths and severity of injuries caused by agents of ...
- H.R. 2430: FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017
- H.R. 1762 (114th): To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in The Dalles, Oregon, as the “Loren R. Kaufman VA Clinic”.
- H.R. 2640 (113th): Crooked River Collaborative Water Security and Jobs Act of 2014
Does 23 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Walden sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (33%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (25%) Science, Technology, Communications (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)
Some of Walden’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5928: FIRST RESPONDER Act of 2020
- H.R. 19: Lower Costs, More Cures Act of 2019
- H.R. 3074: Continuing Access to Mental and Behavioral Health Care Act
- H.Res. 280: Protecting the health care of all Americans, especially those with preexisting conditions.
- H.R. 1803: To nullify the Supplemental Treaty Between the United States of America and the ...
- H.R. 1101: To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure internet openness, to prohibit ...
- H.R. 690: DEFENSE Act of 2019
From Jan 1999 to Feb 2020, Walden missed 190 of 14,292 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.2% 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 and major life events.
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