Walsh was the representative for Illinois’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2011 to 2012.
Walsh is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 positioned according to our liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.
Walsh was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Walsh sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Walsh’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6408 (112th): Federal Election Integrity Act of 2012
- H.R. 6028 (112th): No-Hassle Flying Act of 2012
- H.R. 5971 (112th): Federal Election Integrity Act of 2012
- H.R. 5521 (112th): Renovate and Enhance Veterans’ Meeting Halls and Posts Act of 2012
- H.R. 4631 (112th): Government Spending Accountability Act of 2012
- H.R. 3987 (112th): Small Business Protection Act of 2012
- H.R. 3594 (112th): Second Amendment Protection Act of 2011
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H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
H.R. 5972 (112th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Jun 29, 2012. Passed 261/163.
S. 365 (112th): Budget Control Act of 2011
Aug 1, 2011. Passed 269/161.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute in the United States that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on August 2, 2011. The Act brought conclusion to the United ...
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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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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