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Rep. Valerie Hoyle

Representative for Oregon’s 4th District

Hoyle is the representative for Oregon’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2023. Hoyle is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 59 years old.

Photo of Rep. Valerie Hoyle [D-OR4]


Hoyle proposed $27 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:

  • $4 million to City of Springfield, Oregon for “Mill Street Reconstruction, Springfield, OR, OR-04”
  • $4 million to City of North Bend for “City of North Bend Affordable Workforce Housing Project - City of North Bend, Coos County, Oregon, 4th Congressional District”
  • $2.8 million to City of Oakridge, Oregon for “Willamette Activity Center Renovation Project, Oakridge, OR”

These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.

Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hoyle 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 Hoyle has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 22, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Valerie Hoyle sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hoyle sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (100%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Hoyle recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Hoyle voted Yea

Hoyle voted No

Passed 314/117 on May 31, 2023.

This bill would enact a compromise reached by House Republicans and President Biden to avert an impending fiscal crisis related to the statutory debt limit. …

Hoyle voted Aye

Passed 227/203 on Jan 31, 2023.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2023 to Sep 2023, Hoyle missed 19 of 416 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is much worse than the median of 1.7% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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