Walden, a Republican, is the representative for Oregon's 2nd congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 1999. Walden is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 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. See full analysis methodology.
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Greg Walden sits on the following committees:
- Chair, House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Walden was the primary sponsor of 19 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- 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
- H.R. 495 (110th): Oregon Water Resources Management Act of 2007
- H.R. 4195 (109th): Southern Oregon Bureau of Reclamation Repayment Act of 2005
- H.R. 2875 (109th): Public Lands Corps Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2005
- H.R. 4827 (108th): To amend the Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area and Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Act of 2000 to rename the Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area as the McInnis ...
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 about one third or more 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 (31%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (26%) Science, Technology, Communications (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Water Resources Development (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)
Some of Walden’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4374: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize additional emergency ...
- H.R. 4329: Klamath Infrastructure Improvement Act
- H.R. 3922: CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act
- H.R. 3715: Scenic Columbia Gorge Restoration Act of 2017
- H.R. 3557: To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the number of health ...
- H.Res. 489: Honoring Edward G. Grossman for his distinguished public service and professional assistance to ...
- H.R. 2430: FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017
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H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.Con.Res. 214 (111th): Providing for an adjournment or recess of the two Houses.
Nov 18, 2009. Passed 243/166.
H.Res. 784 (111th): Honoring the 2560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius and recognizing his invaluable contributions to philosophy and ...
Oct 28, 2009. Passed 361/47.
H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
From Jan 1999 to Dec 2017, Walden missed 176 of 12,982 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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