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|Profession = Teacher
 
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|Religion = Roman Catholic
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{{tnr}}'''Timothy James "Tim" Walz''' (b. April 6, 1964) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Minnesota]]'s 1st congressional district. Walz was first elected to the House in 2006.  He won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Minnesota ''ABC News,'' "General Election Results 2012-Minnesota," November 7, 2012]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Timothy James "Tim" Walz''' (b. April 6, 1964, in West Point, [[Nebraska|NE]]) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Minnesota's 1st Congressional District]]. Walz was first elected to the House in 2006.  He won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref name=ABCNews>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Minnesota ''ABC News'', "General Election Results 2012-Minnesota," accessed November 7, 2012]</ref> 
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He won re-election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[Minnesota's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[Minnesota]] in 2014.He defeated challenger [[Jim Hagedorn]] (R) in the general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/ ''Politico'', "House Elections Results," accessed November 11, 2014]</ref> He ran uncontested for the Democratic nomination in the primary election on August 12, 2014.<ref name=ap>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/MN_US_House_0812.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Minnesota - 2014 Primary Results," accessed August 12, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Walz was born in 1964 in West Point, NE. After graduating from public high school in Butte, NE, Walz went on to earn his B.S at Chadron State College and his M.S. at Minnesota State University in 1989 and 2001, respectively, having also attended Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Prior to his political career, Walz worked as a school teacher. He also served in the Army National Guard, and is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=w000799 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'' "Tim Walz" Accessed December 3, 2011]</ref>
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Walz was born in 1964 in West Point, NE. After graduating from public high school in Butte, NE, Walz went on to earn his B.S. at Chadron State College and his M.S. at Minnesota State University in 1989 and 2001, respectively, having also attended Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Prior to his political career, Walz worked as a school teacher. He also served in the Army National Guard and is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=w000799 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'', "Tim Walz," accessed December 3, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
Below is an abbreviated outline of Walz's professional and political career<ref name="bioguide"/>:
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Walz's professional and political career:<ref name="bioguide"/>
*Nebraska Army National Guard, 1981-1996
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*1981-1996: Nebraska Army National Guard
*Minnesota National Guard, 1996-2005
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*1989-1990: High school teacher in China<ref name=meet>[http://www.timwalz.org/meet-tim ''Tim Walz for U.S. Congress'', "Meet Tim," accessed October 14, 2014]</ref>
*U.S. House of Representatives, 1st Congressional District of Minnesota, 2007-Present
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*1996-2005: Minnesota National Guard
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*2007-Present: [[United States House of Representatives|U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Minnesota's 1st Congressional District]]
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Walz serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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Walz serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 22, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Agriculture Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Agriculture Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
 
**Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
**Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry (Ranking member)
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**Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry ''Ranking member''
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
 
**Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Walz served on the following House committees<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed December 3, 2011]</ref>:
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Walz served on the following House committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'', "House of Representatives Committee Assignments," accessed December 3, 2011]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Agriculture Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Agriculture Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
 
**Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Veterans' Affairs|Veterans' Affairs Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Veterans' Affairs|Veterans' Affairs Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
 
**Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
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==Key votes==
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===113th Congress===
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===National security===
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====HR 644====
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====NDAA====
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{{Yea vote}} Walz voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name=ns>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/65443/tim-walz?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E,E#.UkNMdIakrMk ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Tim Walz's Voting Records on National Security," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Nay vote}} walz voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
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===Economy===
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====2013 Farm Bill====
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: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]
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{{Nay vote}}
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The comprehensive farm bill failed in the [[U.S. House|House]] due largely in part to the votes of 8 [[Democratic]] [[U.S. House|House]] members who joined the [[Republican]] majority to vote down the measure.<ref name="dems">[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/07/agribusiness-and-the-farm-bill-wayward-dems-benefit-from-co.html?utm_source=CRP+Mail+List&utm_campaign=b081fb1463-Newsletter_7_19_20137_18_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9df8578d78-b081fb1463-210768677 ''OpenSecrets'', "Agribusiness and the Farm Bill: Wayward Dems Benefit from Contributions," accessed July 19, 2013]</ref> [[U.S. House|Reps.]] [[Collin Peterson]], [[John Barrow]], [[Sanford Bishop|Bishop]], [[Cheri Bustos]], [[Sean Maloney]], [[Mike McIntyre]], [[Bill Owens]], and Walz were the 8 [[Democratic]] [[U.S. House|members]] who voted to reject the bill.<ref name="dems"/> According to analysis by ''OpenSecrets.org'', many of these [[Democratic]] members have received significant political contributions from agricultural organizations that benefit from crop insurance subsidies.<ref name="dems"/> Five of the eight are on the [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|House Agriculture Committee]]--[[Collin Peterson|Peterson]], [[Cheri Bustos|Bustos]], [[Sean Maloney|Maloney]], [[Mike McIntyre|McIntyre]], and Walz-- from which agribusiness firms routinely target committee members with sizable contributions.<ref name="dems"/>
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Walz voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/65443/tim-walz?categoryId=4&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.UkNL8YakrMk ''Vote Smart'', "Walz on Farm Bill 2013," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps," accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{nay vote}}On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Walz voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Walz voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Nay vote}} Walz voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/65443/tim-walz?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E#.UkNIxYakrMk ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Tim Walz's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
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===Healthcare===
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====Repealing Obamacare====
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{{Nay vote}} Walz has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/65443/tim-walz?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E#.UkNIxYakrMk ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Tim Walz's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
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===Social issues===
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====Violence Against Women Act====
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{{Yea vote}}
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Walz voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act which provides aid to prosecute cases of violent acts against women and men.<ref>[http://www.ontheissues.org/house/Tim_Walz_Civil_Rights.htm ''On the Issues'', "Walz on Civil Rights," accessed September 11, 2013]</ref>
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====Abortion====
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{{Nay vote}} Walz voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/65443/tim-walz?categoryId=2&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.UkNKHYakrMk ''Project Vote Smart'', "Walz on abortion," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Specific votes====
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Rep. Walz voted for the stimulus bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll046.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 46," accessed January 28, 2009]</ref> A total of 57 percent of U.S. voters believed that the stimulus had hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). Only 38 percent believed the stimulus helped the economy.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/economic_stimulus_package/august_2010/38_say_stimulus_plan_helped_economy_36_say_it_hurt ''Rasmussen'', "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," accessed August 24, 2010]</ref>
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Walz also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll314.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 314," accessed June 9, 2009]</ref> According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/auto_industry/june_2009/54_oppose_cash_for_clunkers_plan_to_spur_purchase_of_greener_cars ''Rasmussen'', "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," accessed June 23, 2009]</ref>
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Walz supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 477," accessed June 26, 2009]</ref> Just after the bill’s passage, 42 percent of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19 percent believed it would help. Only 15 percent said that the bill would have no impact.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/42_say_climate_change_bill_will_hurt_the_economy ''Rasmussen'', "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," accessed June 30, 2009]</ref>
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Finally, Walz voted in favor of the health care reform bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 165," accessed March 21, 2010]</ref> A total of 57 percent of likely voters somewhat favored repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46 percent who strongly favored repeal. Only 35 percent of likely voters opposed repeal.  A total of 51 percent of likely voters believed the health care reform bill would be bad for the country, while 36 percent believed it will be beneficial.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2010/61_favor_repeal_of_health_care_law ''Rasmussen'', "61% Favor Repeal of Healthcare Law," accessed September 20, 2010]</ref>
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Yea vote}}
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Walz voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257-167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Specific votes===
 
  
Rep. Walz voted for the stimulus bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll046.xml ''US House Clerk'' "Roll Call 46," January 28, 2009]</ref> 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy. <ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/economic_stimulus_package/august_2010/38_say_stimulus_plan_helped_economy_36_say_it_hurt ''Rasmussen'' "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," August 24, 2010]</ref>
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s070_020.gif|right|290px|thumb|Tim Walz's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Walz is a '''Populist-Leaning Liberal'''. Walz received a score of 73 percent on social issues and 16 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/House/Tim_Walz.htm ''On The Issues'', "Vote Match Result for Tim Walz," accessed June 17, 2014]</ref>
  
Walz also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll314.xml ''US House Clerk'' "Roll Call 314," June 9, 2009]</ref> According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/auto_industry/june_2009/54_oppose_cash_for_clunkers_plan_to_spur_purchase_of_greener_cars ''Rasmussen'' "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," June 23, 2009]</ref>
 
  
Walz supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml ''US House Clerk'' "Roll Call 477," June 26, 2009]</ref> Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/42_say_climate_change_bill_will_hurt_the_economy ''Rasmussen'' "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," June 30, 2009]</ref>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Walz|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/House/Tim_Walz.htm ''On The Issues'', "Tim Walz Vote Match," accessed June 17, 2014]</ref>
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|Hiring= Strongly Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Favors
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|God= Unknown
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|Social Security= Opposes
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|School Choice= Opposes
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|Crime= Strongly Opposes
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|Free Trade= Strongly Opposes
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|Military=Strongly Opposes
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Favors
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|Energy=Strongly Favors
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|Marijuana=Opposes
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Finally, Walz voted in favor of the health care reform bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml ''US House Clerk'' "Roll Call 165," March 21, 2010]</ref> 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2010/61_favor_repeal_of_health_care_law ''Rasmussen'' "61% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law," September 20, 2010]</ref>
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===National security===
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====American response in Syria====
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: ''See also: [[United States involvement in Syria]]''
  
===Fiscal Cliff===
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Walz voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
 
*'''Tackling the Debt'''
 
*'''Tackling the Debt'''
Excerpt: "Tim believes we need to confront the national debt in a responsible way that does not harm the economy.  By taking a balanced approach that includes cutting wasteful programs, finding more efficiency, closing tax loopholes and bringing more fairness to our tax system, we can responsibly and collectively solve our debt problem."<ref>[http://www.timwalz.org/issues/2012-02-tackling-the-debt ''Time Walz'' "Debt," October 9, 2012]</ref>
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Excerpt: "Tim believes we need to confront the national debt in a responsible way that does not harm the economy.  By taking a balanced approach that includes cutting wasteful programs, finding more efficiency, closing tax loopholes and bringing more fairness to our tax system, we can responsibly and collectively solve our debt problem."<ref>[http://www.timwalz.org/issues/2012-02-tackling-the-debt ''Tim Walz'', "Tackling the Debt," accessed October 9, 2012]</ref>
 
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{{youtube|title=1-eiHJYx89w|size=250|caption=Tim Walz, "Goals"}}
 
*'''The Walz Bipartisan Energy Plan'''
 
*'''The Walz Bipartisan Energy Plan'''
Excerpt: "The plan increases offshore oil drilling in the short term in a responsible way, and invests the royalty payments made by oil companies for the new offshore drilling to fund renewable energy research, infrastructure renewal, conservation, and environmental restoration – all without raising taxes."<ref>[http://www.timwalz.org/issues/2012-02-the-walz-bipartisan-energy-plan ''Time Walz'' "Energy," October 9, 2012]</ref>
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Excerpt: "The plan increases offshore oil drilling in the short term in a responsible way, and invests the royalty payments made by oil companies for the new offshore drilling to fund renewable energy research, infrastructure renewal, conservation, and environmental restoration – all without raising taxes."<ref>[http://www.timwalz.org/issues/2012-02-the-walz-bipartisan-energy-plan ''Tim Walz'', "Energy," accessed October 9, 2012]</ref>
  
 
*'''Revitalizing Our Economy to Work for Middle Class Families'''
 
*'''Revitalizing Our Economy to Work for Middle Class Families'''
Excerpt: "Tim has fully supported the growth and protection of the backbone of our economy: the middle class.  It’s imperative we grow our economy and allow small-businesses the ability to create and expand jobs.  This, along with putting money directly in middle class family’s pockets who will spend it at their grocery stores or use it to fix their homes, will help us tackle our long-term debt."<ref>[http://www.timwalz.org/issues/2012-02-revitalizing-our-economy-to-work-for-middle-class-fa ''Tim Walz'' "Debt," October 9, 2012]</ref>
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Excerpt: "Tim has fully supported the growth and protection of the backbone of our economy: the middle class.  It’s imperative we grow our economy and allow small-businesses the ability to create and expand jobs.  This, along with putting money directly in middle class family’s pockets who will spend it at their grocery stores or use it to fix their homes, will help us tackle our long-term debt."<ref>[http://www.timwalz.org/issues/2012-02-revitalizing-our-economy-to-work-for-middle-class-fa ''Tim Walz'', "Revitalizing Our Economy," accessed October 9, 2012]</ref>
  
 
*'''Walz Jobs Plan'''
 
*'''Walz Jobs Plan'''
Excerpt: "There are three critical components to Walz’s jobs plan: Tax credits, tax cuts, access to capital, and incentives for hiring; Investments in infrastructure; Stabilizing energy costs, investing in rural America’s next big industry."<ref>[http://www.timwalz.org/issues/2012-02-walz-jobs-plan ''Time Walz'' "Jobs Plan," October 9, 2012]</ref>
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Excerpt: "There are three critical components to Walz’s jobs plan: Tax credits, tax cuts, access to capital, and incentives for hiring; Investments in infrastructure; Stabilizing energy costs, investing in rural America’s next big industry."<ref>[http://www.timwalz.org/issues/2012-02-walz-jobs-plan ''Tim Walz'', "Jobs Plan," accessed October 9, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Minnesota's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Walz {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He ran uncontested for the Democratic nomination in the primary election on August 12, 2014.<ref name=ap>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/MN_US_House_0812.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Minnesota - 2014 Primary Results," accessed August 12, 2014]</ref> He defeated [[Jim Hagedorn]] (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Minnesota's 1st congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Minnesota's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
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Walz won re-election in 2012.<ref name=ABCNews/><ref>[http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/01/23/walz-raises-210000-for-re-election-fight/ ''CBS Minnesota'', "Walz Raises $210,000 For Re-Election Fight," accessed February 7, 2012]</ref> He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while  [[Allen Quist]] defeated [[Mike Parry|State Sen. Mike Parry]] in the August 14, 2012, Republican primary. Walz defeated Republican [[Allen Quist]] in the November general election.<ref name=ABCNews/> 
  
Walz won re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Minnesota ''ABC News,'' "General Election Results 2012-Minnesota," November 7, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/01/23/walz-raises-210000-for-re-election-fight/ ''CBS Minnesota'' "Walz Raises $210,000 For Re-Election Fight" Accessed February 7, 2012]</ref> He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.  [[Allen Quist]] defeated [[Mike Parry|State Sen. Mike Parry]] in the August 14, 2012 Republican primary and Republican [[Allen Quist]] in the November general election.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Minnesota ''ABC News,'' "General Election Results 2012-Minnesota," November 7, 2012]</ref> 
 
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====Endorsements====
 
====Endorsements====
Walz was endorsed by the individuals and organizations below for the 2012 election.<ref>[http://www.timwalz.org/endorsements ''Time Walz'' "Endorsements," October 9, 2012]</ref>
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Walz was endorsed by the individuals and organizations below for the 2012 election.<ref>[http://www.timwalz.org/endorsements ''Tim Walz'', "Endorsements," accessed October 9, 2012]</ref>
 
*General Wes Clark
 
*General Wes Clark
 
*Vice President Walter F. Mondale
 
*Vice President Walter F. Mondale
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*Senator [[John Kerry]] (MA)
 
*Senator [[John Kerry]] (MA)
 
*Senator [[Bob Kerrey]] (NE)
 
*Senator [[Bob Kerrey]] (NE)
*AFL-CIO MN Committee on Political Education
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*[[AFL-CIO]] MN Committee on Political Education
*American Federation of Teachers  
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*[[American Federation of Teachers]]
 
*DFL Veterans Caucus
 
*DFL Veterans Caucus
*Education Minnesota
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*[[Education Minnesota]]
 
*Human Rights Campaign
 
*Human Rights Campaign
 
*Joint Council 32-Teamsters  
 
*Joint Council 32-Teamsters  
*National Education Association
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*[[National Education Association]]
 
*International Association of Fire Fighters
 
*International Association of Fire Fighters
 
*Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association
 
*Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association
 
*National Association of Social Workers
 
*National Association of Social Workers
*National Rifle Association
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*[[National Rifle Association]]
 
*VFW Political Action Committee
 
*VFW Political Action Committee
*Sierra Club
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*[[Sierra Club]]
*League of Conservation Voters
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*[[League of Conservation Voters]]
 
*National Farmers Union
 
*National Farmers Union
 
*The National Treasury Employees Union
 
*The National Treasury Employees Union
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/506/Timothy-J-Walz Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Walz attends.
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<br>
  
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name=Walz
 
|Name=Walz
 
|year=2006
 
|year=2006
 
|Editdate=May 16, 2013  
 
|Editdate=May 16, 2013  
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00027467&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Tim Walz" Accessed May 16, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00027467&type=I ''OpenSecrets'', "Tim Walz," accessed May 16, 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Democratic
 
|party=Democratic
 
|totalraised2012=1975606
 
|totalraised2012=1975606
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
|office2012=U.S. House (Minnesota, [[Minnesota's 1st congressional district|District 1]])
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|office2012=U.S. House (Minnesota, [[Minnesota's 1st Congressional District|District 1]])
 
|totalraised2010=2163759
 
|totalraised2010=2163759
 
|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
|office2010=U.S. House (Minnesota, [[Minnesota's 1st congressional district|District 1]])
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|office2010=U.S. House (Minnesota, [[Minnesota's 1st Congressional District|District 1]])
 
|totalraised2008=2729819
 
|totalraised2008=2729819
 
|result2008=Won
 
|result2008=Won
|office2008=U.S. House (Minnesota, [[Minnesota's 1st congressional district|District 1]])
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|office2008=U.S. House (Minnesota, [[Minnesota's 1st Congressional District|District 1]])
 
|totalraised2006=1299267
 
|totalraised2006=1299267
 
|result2006=Won
 
|result2006=Won
|office2006=U.S. House (Minnesota, [[Minnesota's 1st congressional district|District 1]])
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|office2006=U.S. House (Minnesota, [[Minnesota's 1st Congressional District|District 1]])
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===2014===
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{{Tim Walz 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Tim Walz 2012 Donors.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Walz's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Walz won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Walz's campaign committee raised a total of $1,975,606 and spent $1,930,831.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00027467 ''OpenSecrets'', "2012 Re-Election Cycle," accessed February 16, 2013]</ref>
Walz won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Walz' campaign committee raised a total of $1,975,606 and spent $1,930,831.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00027467 ''Open Secrets'' "2012 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed February 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Walz spent $10.00 per vote received in 2012.
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{{Congress donor box 2012
 
{{Congress donor box 2012
 
|winner = Y
 
|winner = Y
|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Minnesota District 1
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised =  $1,975,606
 
|total raised =  $1,975,606
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|org2 = Robins, Kaplan et al
 
|org2 = Robins, Kaplan et al
 
|org3 = Planned Parenthood
 
|org3 = Planned Parenthood
|org4 = American Health Care Assn
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|org4 = American Healthcare Assn
 
|org5 = AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America
 
|org5 = AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America
 
|orgdonor1 = $33,050
 
|orgdonor1 = $33,050
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|inddonor5 = $51,000
 
|inddonor5 = $51,000
 
|}}
 
|}}
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Tim Walz 2012 Donors.PNG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Walz's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Tim_Walz_2010_Donor_Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Walz's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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Walz won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Walz's campaign committee raised a total of $2,163,759 and spent $2,175,826.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00027467&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets'', "Tim Walz 2010 Re-Election Cycle," accessed December 3, 2011]</ref>
Walz won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Walz's campaign committee raised a total of $2,163,759 and spent $2,175,826.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00027467&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Tim Walz 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed December 3, 2011]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2010
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Minnesota's 1st Congressional District
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Minnesota District 1
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised = $2,163,759
 
|total raised = $2,163,759
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|inddonor4 = $71,050
 
|inddonor4 = $71,050
 
|inddonor5 = $68,600
 
|inddonor5 = $68,600
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Tim_Walz_2010_Donor_Breakdown.PNG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Walz's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]}}
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of four different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Walz's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-216,991 and $409,997. That averages to '''$96,503''', which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Walz ranked as the 382nd most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00027467&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Timothy J. Walz (D-MN), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2006 and 2012, Walz's calculated net worth increased from $-414,541 to $96,503. Between 2004 and 2014, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation. For example, for Chellie Pingree, her total net worth increase was divided by five, since it was calculated for five years (2007-2012). If the incumbent had been in office earlier than 2004, it would still only be divided by eight (2004-2012), since those are the only years for which we have available data.</ref>
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|Name = Tim Walz
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|Year 0 = 2006
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|Average 0 = -414541
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|2010 =247502.00
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|2011 = 52002.00
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|2012 = 96503
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Walz received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Retired'' industry.
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From 2005-2014, '''24.96 percent of Walz's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00027467&cycle=Career ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Timothy J. Walz," accessed September 23, 2014]</ref>
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[[File:Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png|left|179px]]
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{{Cong career industries
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 9402129
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|total spent = 8879362
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|ind1 = Retired
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|ind2 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind3 = Leadership PACs
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|ind4 = Public Sector Unions
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|ind5 = Building Trade Unions
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|inddonor1 = 691255
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|inddonor2 = 670852
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|inddonor3 = 426598
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|inddonor4 = 279400
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|inddonor5 = 278575
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Walz is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic leader]]," as of May 31, 2013<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/timothy_walz/412214 ''Gov Track'' "Tim Walz," Accessed June 11, 2012]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Walz is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic leader]]" as of July 2014.<ref name=GovTrack>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/timothy_walz/412214 ''GovTrack'', "Tim Walz," accessed July 28, 2014]</ref> This was the same rating Walz received in May 2013.
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412214_Timothy_Walz ''OpenCongress'', "Tim Walz," accessed July 28, 2014]</ref>
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Walz most often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Julia Brownley]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
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Walz least often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Justin Amash]]
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Walz missed 45 of 5,229 roll call votes from Jan 2007 to Apr 2013, which is 0.9% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/timothy_walz/412214 ''GovTrack,'' "Tim Walz" Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Walz missed 71 of 6,231 roll call votes from January 2007 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.1 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.<ref name=GovTrack/>
  
 
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
 
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Walz paid his congressional staff a total of $973,195 in 2011.  He ranked 60th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 232nd overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Minnesota]] ranked 26th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/869/Rep_Tim_Walz.html LegiStorm "Tim Walz"]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Walz paid his congressional staff a total of $973,195 in 2011.  He ranked 60th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 232nd overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Minnesota]] ranked 26th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/869/Rep_Tim_Walz.html ''LegiStorm'', "Tim Walz"]</ref>
 
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Walz' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$265,991 and $369,996. This averages to $52,002, which is a -0.7899% increase since 2010. This is lower than the $7,859,232.16 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00027467&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Walz, (D-Minnesota), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Walz's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-102,992 and $597,996. That averages to $247,502, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00027467&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Walz, (D-Minnesota), 2010"]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
Each year, ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
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====2013====
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Walz ranked 142nd in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 28, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
According to the data released in 2013, Walz was ranked the 150th most liberal representative during 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal,'' "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013]</ref>
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Walz ranked 150th in the liberal rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal'', "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," accessed February 26, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
According to the data released in 2012, Tim Walz was ranked the 161st most liberal representative during 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Walz ranked 161st in the liberal rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
===Percentage voting with party===
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===Voting with party===
====November 2013====
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
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====2014====
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{{Congress vote percent
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|name=Walz
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|party=Democratic
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|percent= 89.0 percent
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|rank= 165th
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|total= 204
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|chamber=House
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|year=July 2014
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|DHouse=Y
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|name=Tim Walz
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|name=Walz
 
|party= Democratic
 
|party= Democratic
|percent=89.1%
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|percent=89.1 percent
 
|rank=176th
 
|rank=176th
 
|total=201
 
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|DHouse=Y
 
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==Personal==
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Walz and his wife, Gwen (nee Whipple), live in Mankato, MN, with their two children.<ref>[http://walz.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=2 ''Official House Site'', "About Tim," accessed December 3, 2011]</ref>
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Walz was raised Catholic, but later converted to Lutheranism.<ref name=meet>[http://www.timwalz.org/meet-tim ''Tim Walz for U.S. Congress'', "Meet Tim," accessed October 14, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.pewforum.org/files/2012/11/113-congress-relig-affil.pdf ''The Pew Forum'', "The religious affiliation of each member of Congress," accessed October 14, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==Personal==
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==See also==
Walz and his wife, Gwen (nee Whipple) live in Mankato, MN, with their two children.<ref>[http://walz.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=2 ''Official House Site'' "About Tim," Accessed December 3, 2011]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives]]
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*[[Minnesota's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014]]
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*[[Minnesota's 1st Congressional District]]
  
 
==External links==
 
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Tim Walz
Tim Walz.jpg
U.S. House, Minnesota, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2007-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorGil Gutknecht (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$10.00 in 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Campaign $$8,168,451
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolButte High School, Butte, NE
Bachelor'sChadron State College, Chadron, NE
Master'sMinnesota State University
Military service
Service/branchMinnesota National Guard
Years of service1996-2005
Service branchNebraska National Guard
Years of service1981-1996
Personal
BirthdayApril 6, 1964
Place of birthWest Point, NE
ProfessionTeacher
Net worth$96,503
ReligionLutheran
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Timothy James "Tim" Walz (b. April 6, 1964, in West Point, NE) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Minnesota's 1st Congressional District. Walz was first elected to the House in 2006. He won re-election on November 6, 2012.[1]

He won re-election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Minnesota in 2014.He defeated challenger Jim Hagedorn (R) in the general election.[2] He ran uncontested for the Democratic nomination in the primary election on August 12, 2014.[3]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Walz is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Walz was born in 1964 in West Point, NE. After graduating from public high school in Butte, NE, Walz went on to earn his B.S. at Chadron State College and his M.S. at Minnesota State University in 1989 and 2001, respectively, having also attended Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Prior to his political career, Walz worked as a school teacher. He also served in the Army National Guard and is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Walz's professional and political career:[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Walz serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

Walz served on the following House committees:[7]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to Walz's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

HR 644

See also: Bowe Bergdahl exchange

Yea3.png On September 9, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 644, a resolution condemning President Barack Obama's act of exchanging five Guantanamo Bay prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.[10][11] The House voted 249-163 for resolution, with all Republicans and 22 Democrats supporting the bill. Fourteen Democrats and five Republicans did not vote on the resolution, while all other Democrats opposed its passage.[11] Walz dissented from the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[10][11]

NDAA

Yea3.png Walz voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[12]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png walz voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[12]

Economy

2013 Farm Bill

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Nay3.png The comprehensive farm bill failed in the House due largely in part to the votes of 8 Democratic House members who joined the Republican majority to vote down the measure.[13] Reps. Collin Peterson, John Barrow, Bishop, Cheri Bustos, Sean Maloney, Mike McIntyre, Bill Owens, and Walz were the 8 Democratic members who voted to reject the bill.[13] According to analysis by OpenSecrets.org, many of these Democratic members have received significant political contributions from agricultural organizations that benefit from crop insurance subsidies.[13] Five of the eight are on the House Agriculture Committee--Peterson, Bustos, Maloney, McIntyre, and Walz-- from which agribusiness firms routinely target committee members with sizable contributions.[13]

Nay3.png Walz voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[14] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[15]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.pngOn September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[16] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[17] Walz voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[19] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Walz voted for HR 2775.[20]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Walz voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[21] The vote largely followed party lines.[22]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Nay3.png Walz has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[23]

Social issues

Violence Against Women Act

Yea3.png Walz voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act which provides aid to prosecute cases of violent acts against women and men.[24]

Abortion

Nay3.png Walz voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[25]

Previous congressional sessions

Specific votes

Rep. Walz voted for the stimulus bill.[26] A total of 57 percent of U.S. voters believed that the stimulus had hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). Only 38 percent believed the stimulus helped the economy.[27]

Walz also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[28] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.[29]

Walz supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[30] Just after the bill’s passage, 42 percent of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19 percent believed it would help. Only 15 percent said that the bill would have no impact.[31]

Finally, Walz voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[32] A total of 57 percent of likely voters somewhat favored repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46 percent who strongly favored repeal. Only 35 percent of likely voters opposed repeal. A total of 51 percent of likely voters believed the health care reform bill would be bad for the country, while 36 percent believed it will be beneficial.[33]

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Walz voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257-167 vote on January 1, 2013.[34]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Tim Walz's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Walz is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Walz received a score of 73 percent on social issues and 16 percent on economic issues.[35]


On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[36]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Opposes
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Strongly Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Favors
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[35]

National security

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

More than one hundred House lawmakers signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to call Congress back into session if he planned to use military force in Syria.[37]

Rep. Scott Rigell wrote in the letter in August 2013, “engaging our military in Syria when no direct threat to the United States exists and without prior congressional authorization would violate the separation of powers that is clearly delineated in the Constitution.”[37][38]

The members of Congress believed that Obama should have asked Congress for permission before engaging in Libya. “If the use of 221 Tomahawk cruise missles, [sic] 704 Joint Direct Attack Munitions, and 42 Predator Hellfire missiles expended in Libya does not constitute ‘hostilities,’ what does?” the letter asked.[38]

“If you deem that military action in Syria is necessary, Congress can reconvene at your request. We stand ready to come back into session, consider the facts before us, and share the burden of decisions made regarding U.S. involvement in the quickly escalating Syrian conflict,” stated the letter.[38]

Ninety-eight of the signers of the letter were Republicans. Walz was one of 18 Democratic members to sign the letter.[38]

Campaign themes

2012

  • Tackling the Debt

Excerpt: "Tim believes we need to confront the national debt in a responsible way that does not harm the economy. By taking a balanced approach that includes cutting wasteful programs, finding more efficiency, closing tax loopholes and bringing more fairness to our tax system, we can responsibly and collectively solve our debt problem."[39]


Tim Walz, "Goals"
  • The Walz Bipartisan Energy Plan

Excerpt: "The plan increases offshore oil drilling in the short term in a responsible way, and invests the royalty payments made by oil companies for the new offshore drilling to fund renewable energy research, infrastructure renewal, conservation, and environmental restoration – all without raising taxes."[40]

  • Revitalizing Our Economy to Work for Middle Class Families

Excerpt: "Tim has fully supported the growth and protection of the backbone of our economy: the middle class. It’s imperative we grow our economy and allow small-businesses the ability to create and expand jobs. This, along with putting money directly in middle class family’s pockets who will spend it at their grocery stores or use it to fix their homes, will help us tackle our long-term debt."[41]

  • Walz Jobs Plan

Excerpt: "There are three critical components to Walz’s jobs plan: Tax credits, tax cuts, access to capital, and incentives for hiring; Investments in infrastructure; Stabilizing energy costs, investing in rural America’s next big industry."[42]

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Walz ran for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran uncontested for the Democratic nomination in the primary election on August 12, 2014.[3] He defeated Jim Hagedorn (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Walz Incumbent 54.2% 122,851
     Republican Jim Hagedorn 45.7% 103,536
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 308
Total Votes 226,695
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State

2012

See also: Minnesota's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Walz won re-election in 2012.[1][43] He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Allen Quist defeated State Sen. Mike Parry in the August 14, 2012, Republican primary. Walz defeated Republican Allen Quist in the November general election.[1]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Walz Incumbent 57.5% 193,211
     Republican Allen Quist 42.3% 142,164
     NA Write-in 0.2% 505
Total Votes 335,880
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)

Endorsements

Walz was endorsed by the individuals and organizations below for the 2012 election.[44]

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Walz attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Walz is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Walz raised a total of $8,168,451 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[48]

Tim Walz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Minnesota, District 1) Won $1,975,606
2010 U.S. House (Minnesota, District 1) Won $2,163,759
2008 U.S. House (Minnesota, District 1) Won $2,729,819
2006 U.S. House (Minnesota, District 1) Won $1,299,267
Grand Total Raised $8,168,451


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Walz's reports.[49]

Tim Walz (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[50]April 15, 2013$63,236.95$100,367.00$(77,208.40)$86,395.55
July Quarterly[51]July 15, 2013$86,395.55$202,712.02$(115,229.90)$173,877.67
October Quarterly[52]October 15, 2013$173,877.67$176,648.52$(112,013.90)$238,512.29
Year-End Quarterly[53]December 31, 2013$238,512$157,838$(102,859)$293,490
April Quarterly[54]April 15, 2014$293,490.85$210,473.65$(92,747.90)$411,216.60
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$411,216.00$231,582.00$(101,077.00)$541,913.00
Running totals
$1,079,621.19$(601,136.1)

2012

Walz won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Walz's campaign committee raised a total of $1,975,606 and spent $1,930,831.[55]

Cost per vote

Walz spent $10.00 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Walz won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Walz's campaign committee raised a total of $2,163,759 and spent $2,175,826.[56]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Walz's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-216,991 and $409,997. That averages to $96,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Walz ranked as the 382nd most wealthy representative in 2012.[57] Between 2006 and 2012, Walz's calculated net worth increased from $-414,541 to $96,503. Between 2004 and 2014, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[58]

Tim Walz Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2006$-414,541
2012$96,503
Growth from 2006 to 2012:N/A
Average annual growth:N/A
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[59]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Walz received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Retired industry.

From 2005-2014, 24.96 percent of Walz's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[60]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Tim Walz Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $9,402,129
Total Spent $8,879,362
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$691,255
Lawyers/Law Firms$670,852
Leadership PACs$426,598
Public Sector Unions$279,400
Building Trade Unions$278,575
% total in top industry7.35%
% total in top two industries14.49%
% total in top five industries24.96%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Walz is a "moderate Democratic leader" as of July 2014.[61] This was the same rating Walz received in May 2013.

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[62]

Walz most often votes with:

Walz least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Walz missed 71 of 6,231 roll call votes from January 2007 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.1 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[61]

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Walz paid his congressional staff a total of $973,195 in 2011. He ranked 60th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 232nd overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Minnesota ranked 26th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[63]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Walz ranked 142nd in the liberal rankings in 2013.[64]

2012

Walz ranked 150th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[65]

2011

Walz ranked 161st in the liberal rankings in 2011.[66]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Walz voted with the Democratic Party 89.0 percent of the time, which ranked 165th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[67]

2013

Walz voted with the Democratic Party 89.1 percent of the time, which ranked 176th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[68]

Personal

Walz and his wife, Gwen (nee Whipple), live in Mankato, MN, with their two children.[69]

Walz was raised Catholic, but later converted to Lutheranism.[5][70]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gil Gutknecht
U.S. House of Representatives - Minneosta District 1
2007–present
Succeeded by
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