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Rep. Mark Walker

Former Representative for North Carolina’s 6th District

pronounced mahrk // WAW-ker


Walker was the representative for North Carolina’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2015 to 2020.

Walker was among the Republican legislators who, by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election, fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 that aimed to prevent the determination of the next president of the United States. Shortly after the 2020 election, Walker joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discounted, claiming that some voters there followed procedures set by the wrong state officials. The case amplified lies and conspiracy theories that fueled the movement that led to the attack on the Capitol. The Supreme Court rejected the case. Following the rejection of several cases before the Supreme Court, one legislator called for violence.
Photo of Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6, 2015-2020]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Walker.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Walker is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 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 Walker sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 75% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: D Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 6% Human Rights Campaign: 0% League of Conservation Voters: 0%

Enacted Legislation

Walker was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Walker sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (27%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) International Affairs (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Education (9%) Economics and Public Finance (6%) Agriculture and Food (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Walker voted Not Voting

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Walker voted Not Voting

Walker voted Nay

Passed 392/20 on Apr 30, 2019.

Walker voted No

Passed 400/9 on Feb 8, 2019.

Could expanded taxpayer-funded childcare options help more veterans access their VA medical appointments? #### Context 42 percent of women veterans report finding childcare as “very ...

Walker voted Nay

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Walker voted Nay

Passed 377/20 on Sep 13, 2018.

H.R. 5895 provides funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy, the Legislative Branch, ...

Walker voted No

Passed 240/189 on Oct 23, 2015.

### UPDATE - July 17, 2017 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has announced plans to reintroduce the text of this bill in the 115th ...

Walker voted No

Walker voted Aye

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. ...

Walker voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Dec 2020, Walker missed 196 of 3,489 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2020. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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