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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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American Conservative Union 54 - 13/25 not avail.
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Americans for Democratic Action 40 - 8/20 50 - 10/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 70 - 14/20 not avail.

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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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.


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. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Campaign contribution data could not be found.

Links to more campaign contribution information for James Walsh
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Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 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

More Background Data

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


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

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


  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


See also

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