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Rep. Jackie Walorski

Former Representative for Indiana’s 2nd District

pronounced JA-kee // wuh-LOR-skee


Walorski was the representative for Indiana’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 2013 to 2022.

Walorski was among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. Shortly after the election, Walorski joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Walorski voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
Photo of Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2, 2013-2022]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Walorski 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Walorski has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Aug 9, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Walorski was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Walorski sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (35%) Health (23%) Social Welfare (16%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Labor and Employment (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Walorski recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Walorski voted Yea

Walorski voted Nay

Walorski voted Yea

Passed 265/163 on Jan 20, 2022.

Walorski voted Yea

Failed 250/168 on May 11, 2021.

Walorski voted Yea

Passed 275/134 on Dec 28, 2020.

This was a vote to increase the COVID-19 relief checks to Americans from $600 to $2,000 and to extend benefits to dependents rather than only …

Walorski voted Yea

Walorski voted Nay

Passed 210/206 on Jun 7, 2018.

H.R. 8 rescinds nearly $15 billion of unobligated balances from previously appropriated funding. Specifically, the bill includes 34 rescissions totaling $14.835 billion and affects programs …

Walorski voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 …

Walorski voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Walorski voted Aye

Walorski voted Nay

Passed 303/121 on May 22, 2014.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Jul 2022, Walorski missed 77 of 5,559 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 2022. 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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Primary Sources

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