Our unique analysis of the bills Walsh sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Walsh is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Walsh was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2528 (109th): Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2006
- H.R. 2655 (108th): To amend and extend the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998.
- H.R. 4558 (107th): To extend the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program.
- H.R. 2620 (107th): Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002
- H.R. 4635 (106th): Department of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001
- H.R. 2684 (106th): Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000
- H.R. 4293 (105th): Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998
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).
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%)
Some of Walsh’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4277 (110th): For the relief of Maria Manzano.
- H.R. 4276 (110th): For the relief of William Becker.
- H.R. 4274 (110th): Gold Star Parents Annuity Act of 2007
- H.R. 4013 (110th): For the relief of Maria Manzano.
- H.R. 3716 (110th): Safe Toys for Kids Act
- H.Res. 698 (110th): Commemorating the 200th anniversary of Congressional Cemetery.
- H.Res. 656 (110th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Secretary of ...
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H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
S. 3325 (110th): Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008
Sep 28, 2008. Passed 381/41.
H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.
H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
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. ProPublica has tracked 10 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills