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Rep. Mimi Walters

Representative for California’s 45th District

pronounced MEE-mee // WAWL-terz

Walters, a Republican, is the representative for California’s 45th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Walters is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Walters.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Walters is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Walters has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 100% Americans for Prosperity: 92% FreedomWorks: 75% The Club for Growth: 75% Human Rights Campaign: 32% American Civil Liberties Union: 5% League of Conservation Voters: 4% NIAC Action: F Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Mimi Walters sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

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

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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 about one third or more 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

Walters sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (25%) Science, Technology, Communications (25%) Crime and Law Enforcement (25%) Health (25%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Walters’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
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. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
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 the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Jan 2018, Walters missed 62 of 2,069 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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