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Rep. Mimi Walters

Former Representative for California’s 45th District

pronounced MEE-mee // WAWL-terz

Walters was the representative for California’s 45th congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 2015 to 2018.

Photo of Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Walters.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Walters is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 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 sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 92% Americans for Prosperity: 89% FreedomWorks: 75% NumbersUSA: 70% The Club for Growth: 57% NIAC Action: D The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: D American Civil Liberties Union: 4% Human Rights Campaign: 0% League of Conservation Voters: 0%

Enacted Legislation

Walters was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 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

Walters sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (36%) Science, Technology, Communications (27%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Taxation (18%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Walters voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Walters voted Aye

Walters 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. ...

Walters 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 2018, Walters missed 143 of 2,535 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. 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: