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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.
- 1 Record and controversies
- 2 Bio
- 3 Money in politics
- 4 Committees and Affiliations
- 5 More Background Data
- 6 Contact
- 7 Articles and resources
Record and controversies
Walsh voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.
For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal
Walsh was born June 19, 1947 in Syracuse, New York and graduated from St. Bonaventure University.
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.
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. 
Money in politics
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|Links to more campaign contribution information for Jim Walsh
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
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- Revolving door profile for Jim Walsh from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Jim Walsh from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Jim Walsh from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
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 
- Honorary Board, Republicans for Environmental Protection 
More Background Data
District Office- Palmyra:
1180 Canandaigua Road
Palmyra, NY 14522
District Office- Syracuse:
1340 Federal Building, PO Box 7306
Syracuse, NY 13261
Articles and resources
- Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
- Patrick O'Connor, "Jim Walsh to retire", The Crypt, retrieved January 24, 2008
- Staff and Board, RESULTS, accessed February 16, 2010.
- Honorary Board, Republicans for Environmental Protection, accessed September 14, 2010.
- Official website
- Gur, "What Part Of "You Will Pimp My Pay to $168K" Did You Not Understand?", Room Eight, June 30, 2006.
- Room Eight Congressional Wire, "Megabux: New York's 25th Congressional District", Room Eight, July 17, 2006.
- Congressional Wire, "Earth to Congress - Come In!", Room Eight, July 11, 2006.
- Gur, "Why Bother?", Room Eight, July 12, 2006.
- Open Secrets - 2006 congressional races database
Related SourceWatch articles
Local blogs and discussion sites
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
Ranking Member On:
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|
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 8, 1988
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1989
January 3, 2009
|Previous Political Work?
Syracuse Common Council
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Date of Birth: June 19, 1947