Walberg is the representative for Michigan’s 7th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Walberg is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He was previously the representative for Michigan’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 2007 to 2008.
Walberg 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Walberg has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 21, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Walberg was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1439: Increasing Access to a Secure Retirement Act of 2019
- H.R. 1109 (115th): To amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act.
- H.R. 5009 (115th): Jessie’s Law
- H.R. 5041 (115th): Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act
- H.J.Res. 66 (115th): Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees.
- H.R. 3089 (114th): GONE Act
- H.R. 3534 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 113 West Michigan Avenue in Jackson, Michigan, as the “Officer James Bonneau Memorial Post Office”.
Does 9 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).
Walberg sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (21%) Labor and Employment (21%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Health (15%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Energy (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (4%) Education (4%)
Some of Walberg’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1249 (116th): Expressing support for frontline workers, residents of long-term care facilities, individuals with ...
- H.R. 7765: COLA Act of 2020
- H.R. 7378: Brownfields Broadband Deployment Act
- H.R. 5573: PROTECT Kids Act
- H.R. 5079: National Historic Vehicle Register Act of 2019
- H.R. 4738: Pregnancy Discrimination Amendment Act
- H.R. 4500 (116th): Promoting United States Wireless Leadership Act of 2019
From Jan 2007 to Jan 2021, Walberg missed 98 of 8,193 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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