Walorski was the representative for Indiana’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 2013 to 2022.
Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided instead by incumbent politicians running in the very same election. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.
Walorski was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. 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 violent 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 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.
Walorski is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2022 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 sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 27, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Walorski was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 6110 (115th): Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management, Treatment, and Recovery Act of 2018
- H.R. 3471 (114th): Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2016
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).
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%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%) Labor and Employment (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Walorski recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 1288 (117th): Of inquiry directing the Secretary of Labor to provide to the House …
- H.R. 8253 (117th): Fostering Innovation and Research to Strengthen Tomorrow Act
- H.R. 8194 (117th): Civil Justice for Victims of International Fentanyl Trafficking Act
- H.R. 8137 (117th): Educational Choice for Children Act
- H.Con.Res. 92 (117th): Declaring a state of emergency due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, …
- H.R. 7373 (117th): SNACK Act
- H.R. 7353 (117th): Telehealth Benefit Expansion for Workers Act of 2022
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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 2.0% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills