Walsh was the representative for New York’s 33rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1973 to 1978.
Walsh is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Walsh sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
Walsh was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 7731 (94th): A bill to suspend the duty on open-top hopper cars exported for repairs or alterations on or before June 30, 1975.
Does 1 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).
Walsh sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Transportation and Public Works (18%) Social Welfare (17%) Taxation (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Education (7%) Economics and Public Finance (6%)
Some of Walsh’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 13736 (95th): A bill to provide that the price of unleaded gasoline may not ...
- H.R. 12579 (95th): A bill to amend the Public Buildings Act of 1959 in order ...
- H.R. 11210 (95th): A bill to require that Indian claims be disregarded when determining the ...
- H.R. 10747 (95th): A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ...
- H.R. 10246 (95th): State of New York Indian Claims Act
- H.R. 9906 (95th): State of New York Aboriginal Claims Act
- H.R. 7759 (95th): A bill to prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds for the conversion ...
From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Walsh missed 362 of 3,891 roll call votes, which is 9.3%. This is on par with the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills