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Rep. James T. “Jim” Walsh

Former Representative for New York’s 25th District

Walsh was the representative for New York’s 25th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 2008.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 27th congressional district as a Republican from 1989 to 1992.

Photo of Rep. James T. “Jim” Walsh [R-NY25, 1993-2008]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Walsh is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 Walsh sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Walsh was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 11 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

Walsh sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (25%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Families (13%) Health (11%) Commerce (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Education (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Walsh recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Walsh voted Aye

Walsh voted Aye

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Dec 2008, Walsh missed 368 of 12,006 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: