Rep. Timothy Walz

Representative from Minnesota’s 1st District, Democrat

Walz, a Democrat, has been the representative for Minnesota's 1st congressional district since Jan 4, 2007 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Walz has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Walz is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Walz for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Timothy Walz sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Walz sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (60%) Health (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Energy (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Walz’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 3590: Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act
Sep 13, 2016. Passed.
No H.R. 5278: PROMESA
Jun 9, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 1560: Protecting Cyber Networks Act
Apr 22, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Dec 2016, Walz missed 87 of 7,643 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 7 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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