Jim Walsh

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Jim Walsh served the 25th Congressional district of New York from 1988-2008

James Thomas Walsh was a Republican who represented the New York's 25th Congressional District (map) in the United States House of Representatives. Walsh's district includes Syracuse, he was first elected to the office in 1988 till his retirement in 2008.

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Walsh voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Bio

Background

Walsh was born June 19, 1947 in Syracuse, New York and graduated from St. Bonaventure University.

Political Career

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Dan Maffei to face Walsh in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Walsh retained his seat.

Retirement

In late January 2008, Walsh was preparing to announce his retirement, according to news sources. Walsh had faced a tough reelection bid in 2006, retaining his seat by a one-percent margin against challenger Dan Maffei. Maffei was again seeking the seat in 2008.[2]

Position and Views

Walsh is a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership, a group which typically takes conservative positions on fiscal matter and moderate ones on social issues. He does not, however, support embryonic stem cell research and voted against H.R. 810 which would have provided federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. [2]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00001261&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Jim Walsh
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committee assignments in the 110 Congress (2007-2008)

  • House Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Ranking Member
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies - Chair

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Ad Hoc Committee on Irish Affairs, 1995-present
  • Chair, Friends of Ireland, 1995-present
  • Army Caucus
  • Congressional Automotive Caucus
  • Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus
  • Congressional Caucus on Unfunded Mandates
  • Congressional Fire Services Caucus
  • Congressional Steel Caucus
  • Minor League Baseball Caucus
  • National Guard & Reserve Components Congressional Members Organization
  • Republican Assistant Whip

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Board, Everson Museum of Art, 1996-present
  • Board, Kidney Foundation, 1995-present
  • Board, Vera House, 1995-present
  • Board, Erie Canal Museum, 1989-present
  • 9 Mile Republican Club
  • Advisory Council, Catholic Schools
  • Director, RESULTS [3]
  • Honorary Board, Republicans for Environmental Protection [4]

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Jim Walsh. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
2369 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-3225
Phone: 202-225-3701
Fax: 202-225-4042
Email: Rep.james.walsh@mail.house.gov
Website

District Office- Palmyra:
1180 Canandaigua Road
Palmyra, NY 14522
Phone: 315-597-6138
Fax: 315-597-6631

District Office- Syracuse:
1340 Federal Building, PO Box 7306
Syracuse, NY 13261
Phone: 315-423-5657
Fax: 315-423-5669

Articles and resources

Sources

  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  2. Patrick O'Connor, "Jim Walsh to retire", The Crypt, retrieved January 24, 2008
  3. Staff and Board, RESULTS, accessed February 16, 2010.
  4. Honorary Board, Republicans for Environmental Protection, accessed September 14, 2010.

Resources

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Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Caucuses:
Army Caucus, Congressional Automotive Caucus, Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus, Congressional Caucus on Unfunded Mandates, Congressional Fire Services Caucus, Congressional Steel Caucus, Minor League Baseball Caucus
Committees: House Committee on Appropriations, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Transportation Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 8, 1988
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1989
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January 3, 2009
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Syracuse Common Council
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District Offices:
1. 1180 Canandaigua Road, Palmyra, NY 14522
Phone: 315-597-6138 / Fax: 315-597-6631
2. 1340 Federal Building, PO Box 7306, Syracuse, NY 13261
Phone: 315-423-5657 / Fax: 315-423-5669




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Date of Birth: June 19, 1947