Rep. Joe Walsh

Former Representative from Illinois’s 8th District, Republican

Walsh, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district from 2011 to 2012.



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 2013. 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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Walsh sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (36%) Government Operations and Politics (27%) Agriculture and Food (18%) Economics and Public Finance (18%)

Recent Bills

Some of Walsh’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Jan 2013, Walsh missed 51 of 1,606 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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