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Sen. John Walsh

Former Senator for Montana

Walsh was a senator from Montana as 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 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 from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 12, 2014. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Walsh sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Walsh’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Nay On the Nomination PN1643: Cheryl A. LaFleur, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the term expiring June 30, 2019
Jul 15, 2014. Nomination Confirmed 90/7.
Nay On the Nomination PN1368: Norman C. Bay, of New Mexico, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the term expiring June 30, 2018
Jul 15, 2014. Nomination Confirmed 52/45.
Nay On the Nomination PN1106: Rose Eilene Gottemoeller, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
Mar 6, 2014. Nomination Confirmed 58/42.

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.

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Primary Sources

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