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Sen. John Walsh

Former Senator for Montana

Walsh was a senator from Montana and was a Democrat. He served from 2014 to 2014.


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Walsh.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Walsh is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2014 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 6, 2009 to Dec 12, 2014. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Walsh sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Native Americans (25%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (25%) Armed Forces and National Security (25%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Energy (12%)

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 Yea

Bill Passed 76/16 on Dec 16, 2014.

Walsh voted Yea

Motion Agreed to 89/11 on Dec 12, 2014.

This bill became, most recently, the vehicle for the passage of the defense authorization (spending) bill for fiscal year 2015. The bill was originally introduced …

Walsh voted Yea

Joint Resolution Passed 78/22 on Sep 18, 2014.

Walsh voted Yea

Bill Passed 64/35 on Mar 31, 2014.

Section 212 of this bill pushed back the deadline to implement the ICD-10 code set to October 1, 2015. The Cutting Costly Codes Act of …

Missed Votes

From Feb 2014 to Dec 2014, Walsh missed 1 of 340 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2014. 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: