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Tim Walz


Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 1st district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 2007
Preceded by Gil Gutknecht

Born April 6, 1964 (1964-04-06) (age 45)
West Point, Nebraska
Political party Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Spouse(s) Gwen (Whipple) Walz
Residence Mankato, Minnesota
Alma mater Chadron State College, Minnesota State University
Profession high school teacher, retired soldier
Religion Lutheran (raised Catholic)[1]
Military service
Service/branch United States Army National Guard
Rank Command Sergeant Major
Battles/wars Operation Enduring Freedom

Timothy James Walz (born April 6, 1964)[2] is an American politician. A member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), Walz is the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 1st congressional district, one of eight congressional districts in Minnesota. The district comprises the state's southern end, including his home town, Mankato, and Rochester, where he also has an office.

In 2010, Walz will face the winner of the Republican nomination, which is currently between state Representative Randy Demmer, former state Representative Allen Quist, former congressional staffer Jim Hagedorn, and retired military veteran Frank McKinzie.[3]

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Biography

Walz during his 2006 campaign.

Walz, the son of a public school administrator and community activist, was raised in a rural community in West Point, Nebraska. He graduated from Butte High School in a class of 25 students, and went on to earn a Bachelor's of Science degree in social science education from Chadron State College. Walz's first teaching experience was at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Walz then accepted a teaching position through Harvard University, teaching in the People's Republic of China.[4]

Walz enlisted in the National Guard in 1981, and over the course of his 24-year career rose to the rank of command sergeant major. In 1989, he earned the title of Nebraska Citizen-Soldier of the Year. After a deployment to Italy with his Guard unit as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, Walz retired from the National Guard and resumed teaching as a geography teacher and football coach at Mankato West Senior High School.[4]

Walz's 1993 high school geography class studied genocide and its underlying conditions and causes, and predicted the genocide in Rwanda one year before it occurred, citing the ethnic divide, favoritism, etc.[5]

He and his wife Gwen ran Educational Travel Adventures, accompanying high school juniors and seniors on summer educational trips to China. Walz has two children - one daughter and one son.[6]

U.S. Representative

Walz was first inspired to run for office in part by an occurrence at a 2004 rally for George W. Bush at a Mankato quarry, "where he and two students were removed due to a John Kerry sticker on one of the students' wallets".[7] Walz had no opponent in the race for the DFL nomination for the seat in the September 12, 2006 primary election. He beat incumbent Republican Gil Gutknecht in the general election on November 7, and took office on January 4, 2007. In his victory speech, Walz said "they should've let us into the quarry."[8] Congressman Walz is believed to be the highest-ranking graduate of Wellstone Action's Camp Wellstone.[9]

Upon his swearing in, Walz became the highest-ranking retired enlisted soldier ever to serve in Congress[10], as well as only the fourth non-Republican to represent Minnesota's First Congressional District.[11]

Walz serves on the House Agriculture Committee,[12] Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Along with fellow Minnesota freshman Democrat, Keith Ellison, Walz opposed President Bush's plan to increase troop levels in Iraq.[13] In his first week as a legislator, Walz cosponsored a bill to raise the minimum wage, voted for stem cell research, voted to allow Medicare to negotiate pharmaceutical prices, and voiced support for pay-as-you-go budget rules, requiring that tax cuts and spending increases be offset by tax increases or spending cuts.[14]

Walz has recently cast decidedly liberal votes, although he represents a traditionally republican district.[15] He voted no on the act to Prohibit Federally Funded Abortion Services[16], and voted yes to advance the current Health Care bill out of the house, while preserving the Public Option.[17] Even through his liberal votes, He has recently been re-elected, in the election of 2008, where he won by a 30% margin.

As of late, interest groups pertaining to budget, spending and taxes have given Walz poor ratings.[18] The Americans for Fair Taxation represented Walz’s commitment and support to their cause a 0. On a similar note, the National Taxpayer’s Union gave Walz a rating of “F”.[19] In all, within the past two years of ratings, the highest rating Representitive Walz has received in this sector was a 5, on 2007 a FreedomWork’s ratings system.[20]

On the contrary, groups representing Civil Rights and Liberties have given Walz excellent ratings in the last 3 years.[21] For example, the National Council of La Raza gave him a 100% approval,[22] and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People rated him a 96%.[23] The only exception to this trend has been the Arab American’s Institute, which gave him a still respectable 67% approval rating.[24]

Issues and Position Groups

Due to his stances on abortion, sexual orientation, and education reform, past votes on these issues and rating by many different interest organizations, Representative Tim Walz is considered a left leaning Democrat.

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Abortion

Walz is a strong pro-choice advocate on the issue of abortion. When asked in 2006 he responded that he supported all kinds of legal abortions especially in cases of incest or rape.[25] He has supported 100% of legislation Planned Parenthood and the Nation Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association.[26] For instance, he voted against House Amendment 509[16], which would have prohibited federally funded abortion services, and likewise did not support amendment 510 which would have lowered health care liability to insurance companies but would also prevent the usage of federal funds for abortions[27]. When asked his position on universal national health care, Walz supported movements for extending healthcare to all and has voted in favor of many bills for universal healthcare[28]. Because of his strong belief that abortions should be legal and federally funded, the National Right to Life Committee, a strongly pro-life organization, when asked to rate him on their point system, gave Walz a failing score of 0[29].

Sexual Orientation

Walz is also a strong advocate for same sex marriage. When asked, Walz confirmed his support for federal anti-discrimination laws on the basis sexual orientation[30]. In a 2009 speech in Washington DC, Walz called for an end to the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, saying that sexual discrimination has no place in the military and that sexual orientation of individuals does not affect the “professionalism” of units[31]. He likewise expressed support and voted for legislation prosecuting crimes based on sexual orientation as federal crimes. He also voted in favor of the Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act, which would extend nondiscrimination laws to cover training, referring of workers and preferential treatment based on sexual orientation[32]. In the year 2007, Walz completely supported PFLAG’s agenda and received a 90% grade from the Human Rights Campaign on his stance for sexual orientation and gender identity[33].

Education

Walz also supports many reforms for the education system. He supports many reforms to get additional funds for schools, but doesn’t support certain reforms such as affirmative action in public university admissions or merit pay for teachers in low-income schools[34]. Walz has voted in favor of bills designed to help give money to school building projects[35][36]. In a public statement, he has stated that he wishes push programs that would help lower college tuition[37]. He said in a February 12, 2009 speech, that the most important thing to do “to ensure a solid base for [America’s] economic future…is to provide the best education possible for [American] children.”[38] He has received strong backing for these policies by many interest groups such as the National Education Association, the American Association of University Women and the National Association of Elementary School Principals[39].

Committee assignments

Election campaigns

2008

2008 First Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tim Walz (Incumbent) 207,748 62.5 +9.5
Republican Brian J. Davis 109,446 32.9 -
Independence Gregory Mikkelson 14,903 4.5 -

2006

2006 First Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tim Walz 141,622 53 -
Republican Gil Gutknecht (Incumbent) 126,487 47 -13

References

  1. ^ "Mr. Timothy J. Walz (MN)". Background Information. Project Vote Smart. 2006. http://vote-smart.org/bio.php?can_id=MMN28992. Retrieved 2006-12-16.  
  2. ^ "Elections 2008". Chicago Sun-Times. 2008-10-23. http://elections.suntimes.com/dynamic/external/pre-election/bios/51531.html?SITE=ILCHSELN&SECTION=POLITICS&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT. Retrieved 2008-10-24.  
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  5. ^ New York Times, "High School Project on Genocide Was a Portent of Real-Life Events"
  6. ^ Felker, Ed (2007-01-05). "Walz pledges new direction in capital". Post-Bulletin Company, LLC. http://news.postbulletin.com/newsmanager/templates/localnews_story.asp?a=279968&z=16. Retrieved 2007-01-08.  
  7. ^ Ed Felker. "Walz stays mum on choice for No. 2 House leader". http://www.bluestemprairie.com/a_bluestem_prairie/2006/11/rochester_post__4.html. Retrieved 2006-11-16.  
  8. ^ "Tim Walz' Victory Speech". Minnesota Public Radio. 2006-11-06. http://www.publicradio.org/tools/media/player/news/features/2006/11/08_extra_walzspeech. Retrieved 2007-11-11.  
  9. ^ Horrigan, Marie (2006-10-17). "Minn. Roundup: Walz a Legit Barrier to Gutknecht in 1st District". CQPolitics.com. New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/cq/2006/10/17/cq_1650.html. Retrieved 2007-01-15.  
  10. ^ "Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz to Deliver Democratic Radio Address". Tim Walz. http://walz.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=56057. Retrieved 2007-05-17.  
  11. ^ The others were Thomas Wilson 1887-1889 (D), William Harries 1891-1893 (D), and Tim Penny 1983-1995 (DFL).
  12. ^ "Walz, Ellison, get first committee assignments". StarTribune.com. 2007-01-08. http://www.startribune.com/587/story/871432.html. Retrieved 2007-01-08.  
  13. ^ Diaz, Kevin (2007-01-08). "Minnesota delegation offers cool response". Star Tribune. http://www.startribune.com/587/story/923881.html. Retrieved 2007-01-09.  
  14. ^ Fischenich, Mark (2007-01-07). "Walz eager to dig into legislative issues". Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.. http://www.mankatofreepress.com/local/local_story_007001204.html. Retrieved 2007-01-12.  
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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gil Gutknecht
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 1st congressional district

2007–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

Tim Walz
File:Tim Walz, official 110th Congress photo

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 1st district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 2007
Preceded by Gil Gutknecht

Born April 6, 1964 (1964-04-06) (age 46)
West Point, Nebraska
Political party Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Spouse(s) Gwen (Whipple) Walz
Residence Mankato, Minnesota
Alma mater Chadron State College, Minnesota State University
Profession high school teacher, retired soldier
Religion Lutheran - ELCA (formerly Catholic)[1]
Military service
Service/branch United States Army National Guard
Rank Command Sergeant Major
Battles/wars Operation Enduring Freedom

Timothy James Walz (born April 6, 1964)[2] is an American politician. A member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), Walz is the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 1st congressional district, one of eight congressional districts in Minnesota. The district comprises the state's southern end, including his home town, Mankato, and Rochester, where he also has an office.

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Biography

Walz, the son of a public school administrator and community activist, was raised in a rural community in West Point, Nebraska. He graduated from Butte High School in a class of 25 students, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in social science education from Chadron State College. Walz's first teaching experience was at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Walz then accepted a teaching position through Harvard University, teaching in the People's Republic of China.[3]

Walz enlisted in the National Guard in 1981, and over the course of his 24-year career rose to the rank of command sergeant major. In 1989, he earned the title of Nebraska Citizen-Soldier of the Year. After a deployment to Italy with his Guard unit as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, Walz retired from the National Guard and resumed teaching as a geography teacher and football coach at Mankato West Senior High School.[3]

Walz's 1993 high school geography class studied genocide and its underlying conditions and causes, and predicted the genocide in Rwanda one year before it occurred, citing the ethnic divide, favoritism, etc.[4]

He and his wife Gwen ran Educational Travel Adventures, accompanying high school juniors and seniors on summer educational trips to China. Walz has two children - one daughter and one son.[5]

U.S. Representative

File:Tim
Walz in 2010

Walz was first inspired to run for office in part by an occurrence at a 2004 rally for George W. Bush at a Mankato quarry, "where he and two students were removed due to a John Kerry sticker on one of the students' wallets".[6] Walz had no opponent in the race for the DFL nomination for the seat in the September 12, 2006 primary election. He beat incumbent Republican Gil Gutknecht in the general election on November 7, and took office on January 3, 2007. In his victory speech, Walz said "they should've let us into the quarry."[7] Congressman Walz is believed to be the highest-ranking graduate of Wellstone Action's Camp Wellstone.[8]

Upon his swearing in, Walz became the highest-ranking retired enlisted soldier ever to serve in Congress,[9] as well as only the fourth non-Republican to represent Minnesota's First Congressional District.[10]

Walz serves on the House Agriculture Committee,[11] Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Along with fellow Minnesota freshman Democrat, Keith Ellison, Walz opposed President Bush's plan to increase troop levels in Iraq.[12] In his first week as a legislator, Walz cosponsored a bill to raise the minimum wage, voted for stem cell research, voted to allow Medicare to negotiate pharmaceutical prices, and voiced support for pay-as-you-go budget rules, requiring that new spending or tax changes not add to the federal deficit.[13]

Representing a district that has traditionally voted Republican, but has recently become a swing district due to changing demographics, Walz has cast votes ranging from moderate to liberal.[14] He voted no on the act to Prohibit Federally Funded Abortion Services[15], and voted yes to advance the current Health Care bill out of the house.[16] He has also voted to continue troop funding for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan[17] and he voted against the 2008 TARP bill, which purchased troubled assets from financial institutions[18]. Walz was recently re-elected in 2008 by a 30% margin over his GOP opponent.

Walz generally receives supportive ratings from traditionally progressive interest groups lower ratings from conservative-leaning groups. For instance, he receives a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood and a 93 from the AFL-CIO, while he gets a 50% rating from the Chamber of Commerce and an "F" from the National Taxpayers' Union. A member of the Agriculture Committee, Walz receives high ratings from Ag interest groups like the National Farmers Union and the National Association of Wheat Growers. He also receives an "A" from the National Rifle Association and an "A+" from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of War.[19]

Issues and Position Groups

Walz's voting record on key issues has led National Journal to identify him as being one of the most moderate members of the US House of Representatives.[20]

Veterans Issues

Having served 24 years in the National Guard, Walz is the highest ranking enlisted soldier to serve in Congress. As a freshman in Congress he was given a rare third committee membership when he was assigned to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs[21]. Walz has championed enhanced veterans benefits since taking office in 2007. In May of that year the House unanimously passed his “Traumatic Brain Injuries Center Act” to set up 5 centers around the nation to study traumatic brain injuries and develop improved models for caring for veterans suffering from such injuries[22]. Walz also supported the new GI Bill of 2008 which expanded education benefits for veterans and in some cases allowed them to transfer education benefits to family members[23]. In 2009, Walz gave the keynote address at the American Legion National Convention in Louisville, KY. In his speech he spoke about the need for the VA and Department of Defense to work together to make sure that returning service men and women “do not fall through the cracks when they transition to civilian life.” [24]

Bailouts

During 2008, Walz repeatedly spoke out against using taxpayer money to bailout financial institutions; in late September he voted against the $700 billion TARP bill, which purchased troubled assets from these institutions[25]. Walz released a statement after passage of the bill saying, "The bill we voted on today passes the buck when it comes to recouping the losses taxpayers might suffer. I also regret that this bill does not do enough to help average homeowners, or provide sufficient oversight of Wall Street.”[26] In December 2008 he used the same reasoning when he voted against the bill that offered $14 billion in government loans to bail out the country’s large automobile manufacturers[27]. In June 2009 Walz introduced a bi-partisan resolution calling on the federal government to "relinquish its temporary ownership interests in the General Motors Corporation and Chrysler Group, LLC, as soon as possible” and stated that the government must not be involved in the management decisions of those companies[28].

Jobs/Economy

Despite his “No” votes on bailout bills which loaned taxpayer money to the large banks and auto manufacturers, Walz did vote with his Democratic colleagues to support the 2009 American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (aka Stimulus bill). As a member of the House Transportation Committee, Walz saw the stimulus bill as an opportunity to work “with his congressional colleagues to make job creation through investment in public infrastructure like roads, bridges and clean energy the cornerstone of the economic recovery plan.”[29] Walz has focused heavily on job and economic issues that are important to his southern Minnesota district, which has a mix of larger employers like the Mayo Clinic along with small businesses and agricultural interests. In July 2009 he voted for the Small Business Research and Innovation Act which he described as "part of our long-term economic blueprint to spur job creation by encouraging America's entrepreneurs to innovate toward breakthrough technological advancements."[30][31] Walz has also put emphasis on the farm economy by urging assistance for hog and dairy farmers who struggled with lower prices for their commodities in 2008 and 2009[32].

Education

A public school teacher for 20 years, Walz is a strong supporter of Public Schools and opposes using merit pay for teachers in low-income schools as punishment[33]. Voting in favor of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Walz pointed to its strong provisions in support of public school buildings[34][35]. Walz is on record supporting legislation to lower tuition costs[36]. He said in a February 12, 2009 speech, that the most important thing to do “to ensure a solid base for [America’s] economic future…is to provide the best education possible for [American] children.”[37] He has received strong backing for these policies by many interest groups such as the National Education Association, the American Association of University Women and the National Association of Elementary School Principals[19].

Women's Issues

When asked in 2006 Walz responded that he supported all kinds of legal abortions, including cases of incest or rape.[33] Planned Parenthood, a national organization supporting the reproductive rights of women and women's health initiatives, gave Walz a 100% rating on their issues, including contraceptive, women's health education and family planning.[19] Federal law currently prohibits the use of taxpayer funds for abortions, so Walz voted against House Amendment 509 & 510, which would have taken the rights of individual companies to determine the level and type of healthcare provided to their employees[15][38]. When asked his position on universal national health care, Walz noted that women are penalized more severely and unfairly under our current system and supported movements for reducing the costs of healthcare and extending care to more families[33]. The National Right to Life Committee gave Walz a zero because he supports abortion rights[19].

Equal Rights

Walz is a strong supporter of equal rights for all, including women and the LGBT community. In early 2009, Walz voted for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work [39]. When asked, Walz confirmed his support for federal anti-discrimination laws on the basis sexual orientation[33]. In a 2009 speech in Washington DC, Walz called for an end to the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, saying that sexual discrimination has no place in the military and that sexual orientation of individuals does not affect the “professionalism” of units[40]. Walz voted in favor of the Matthew Shephard Hate Crimes Act, making sure federal law mirrored Minnesota law when it comes to hate crimes against the LGBT community. He also voted in favor of the Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act, which would prohibit LGBT people from being fired because of their sexual orientation[41]. In 2007, Walz received a 90% grade from the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT organization[19].

Committee assignments

Election campaigns

2010

2008 First Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tim Walz (Incumbent)
Republican Randy Demmer
Independent Steven Wilson

2008

2008 First Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tim Walz (Incumbent) 207,748 62.5 +9.5
Republican Brian J. Davis 109,446 32.9 -
Independence Gregory Mikkelson 14,903 4.5 -

2006

2006 First Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tim Walz 141,622 53 -
Republican Gil Gutknecht (Incumbent) 126,487 47 -13

References

  1. ^ "Mr. Timothy J. Walz (MN)". Background Information. Project Vote Smart. 2006. http://vote-smart.org/bio.php?can_id=MMN28992. Retrieved 2006-12-16. 
  2. ^ "Elections 2008". Chicago Sun-Times. 2008-10-23. http://elections.suntimes.com/dynamic/external/pre-election/bios/51531.html?SITE=ILCHSELN&SECTION=POLITICS&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Tim Walz for US Congress". http://www.timwalz.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B9BFE9881-E930-49EA-A44A-7D2E8DF34BDE%7D. Retrieved 2007-01-08. 
  4. ^ New York Times, "High School Project on Genocide Was a Portent of Real-Life Events"
  5. ^ Felker, Ed (2007-01-05). "Walz pledges new direction in capital". Post-Bulletin Company, LLC. http://news.postbulletin.com/newsmanager/templates/localnews_story.asp?a=279968&z=16. Retrieved 2007-01-08. 
  6. ^ Ed Felker. "Walz stays mum on choice for No. 2 House leader". http://www.bluestemprairie.com/a_bluestem_prairie/2006/11/rochester_post__4.html. Retrieved 2006-11-16. 
  7. ^ "Tim Walz' Victory Speech". Minnesota Public Radio. 2006-11-06. http://www.publicradio.org/tools/media/player/news/features/2006/11/08_extra_walzspeech. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  8. ^ Horrigan, Marie (2006-10-17). "Minn. Roundup: Walz a Legit Barrier to Gutknecht in 1st District". CQPolitics.com (New York Times). http://www.nytimes.com/cq/2006/10/17/cq_1650.html. Retrieved 2007-01-15. 
  9. ^ "Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz to Deliver Democratic Radio Address". Tim Walz. Archived from the original on 2007-04-25. http://web.archive.org/web/20070425192002/http://walz.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=56057. Retrieved 2007-05-17. 
  10. ^ The others were Thomas Wilson 1887-1889 (D), William Harries 1891-1893 (D), and Tim Penny 1983-1995 (DFL).
  11. ^ "Walz, Ellison, get first committee assignments". StarTribune.com. 2007-01-08. Archived from the original on 2007-01-12. http://web.archive.org/web/20070112230218/http://www.startribune.com/587/story/871432.html. Retrieved 2007-01-08. 
  12. ^ Diaz, Kevin (2007-01-08). "Minnesota delegation offers cool response". Star Tribune. http://www.startribune.com/587/story/923881.html. Retrieved 2007-01-09. [dead link]
  13. ^ Fischenich, Mark (2007-01-07). "Walz eager to dig into legislative issues". Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.. http://www.mankatofreepress.com/local/local_story_007001204.html. Retrieved 2007-01-12. 
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  15. ^ a b "Project Vote Smart - Representative Walz on H Amdt 509 - Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services". Votesmart.org. http://www.votesmart.org/issue_keyvote_detail.php?cs_id=28173&can_id=65443. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  16. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Walz on HR 3962 - Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments". Votesmart.org. http://www.votesmart.org/issue_keyvote_detail.php?cs_id=28171&can_id=65443. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  17. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Walz on HR 2642 - Funding for Military Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan". Votesmart.org. http://www.votesmart.org/issue_keyvote_detail.php?cs_id=19238&can_id=65443. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  18. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Walz on HR 1424 - Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments". Votesmart.org. http://www.votesmart.org/issue_keyvote_detail.php?cs_id=22467&can_id=65443. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  19. ^ a b c d e "Project Vote Smart - Representative Timothy J. 'Tim' Walz - Interest Group Ratings". Votesmart.org. 2010-05-14. http://www.votesmart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can_id=65443. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  20. ^ Krigman, Eliza. "National Journal Online". Nationaljournal.com. http://www.nationaljournal.com/njonline/. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  21. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Timothy J. 'Tim' Walz - Walz Receives Rare Third Committee Appointment". Votesmart.org. 2007-01-18. http://www.votesmart.org/speech_detail.php?sc_id=259152&keyword=veterans&phrase=&contain=. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  22. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Timothy J. 'Tim' Walz - Walz's TBI Legislation Unanimously Passes House". Votesmart.org. 2007-05-24. http://www.votesmart.org/speech_detail.php?sc_id=289133&keyword=veterans&phrase=&contain=. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  23. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Walz on HR 2642 - GI Bill, Funding for Midwest Flood Cleanup, Extension of Unemployment Benefits, and Other Provisions". Votesmart.org. http://www.votesmart.org/issue_keyvote_detail.php?cs_id=20029&can_id=65443. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  24. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Timothy J. 'Tim' Walz - Congressman Walz Gives Keynote Address At American Legion National Convention". Votesmart.org. 2009-08-26. http://www.votesmart.org/speech_detail.php?sc_id=492417&keyword=&phrase=&contain=. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  25. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Walz on HR 3997 - Financial Asset Purchase Authority". Votesmart.org. http://www.votesmart.org/issue_keyvote_detail.php?cs_id=22428&can_id=65443. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  26. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Timothy J. 'Tim' Walz - Walz Votes Against Bailout Plan". Votesmart.org. 2008-09-29. http://www.votesmart.org/speech_detail.php?sc_id=434133&keyword=bailout&phrase=&contain=. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  27. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Walz on HR 7321 - Automotive Industry Financing". Votesmart.org. http://www.votesmart.org/issue_keyvote_detail.php?cs_id=23069&can_id=65443. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  28. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Timothy J. 'Tim' Walz - Walz Introduces Resolution Calling for Exit Strategy of the Federal Government's Ownership of Car Companies". Votesmart.org. 2009-06-26. http://www.votesmart.org/speech_detail.php?sc_id=478878&keyword=bailout&phrase=&contain=. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  29. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Timothy J. 'Tim' Walz - Walz Votes to Create Millions of Jobs Through House Economic Recovery Plan". Votesmart.org. 2009-01-28. http://www.votesmart.org/speech_detail.php?sc_id=438895&keyword=economy+and+jobs&phrase=&contain=. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  30. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Timothy J. 'Tim' Walz - Rep. Tim Walz Votes to Create Small Business Jobs, Spur Economic Growth". Votesmart.org. http://www.votesmart.org/speech_detail.php?sc_id=478873&keyword=economy+and+jobs&phrase=&contain=. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  31. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll486.xml
  32. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Timothy J. 'Tim' Walz - Walz Urges Swift Action to Assist Dairy Producers". Votesmart.org. http://www.votesmart.org/speech_detail.php?sc_id=442058&keyword=economy+and+jobs&phrase=&contain=. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  33. ^ a b c d "Project Vote Smart - Representative Timothy J. 'Tim' Walz - Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)". Votesmart.org. http://www.votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=65443. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  34. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Walz on HR 3221 - Student Aid Program Modifications". Votesmart.org. http://votesmart.org/issue_keyvote_detail.php?cs_id=27656&can_id=65443. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  35. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Walz on HR 1 - Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill")". Votesmart.org. http://votesmart.org/issue_keyvote_detail.php?cs_id=23644&can_id=65443. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  36. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Timothy J. 'Tim' Walz - Rep Walz Announces New Program to Make College More Affordable". Votesmart.org. http://votesmart.org/speech_detail.php?sc_id=478875&keyword=education&phrase=&contain=. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  37. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Timothy J. 'Tim' Walz - School Funding". Votesmart.org. 2009-02-12. http://votesmart.org/speech_detail.php?sc_id=444707&keyword=education&phrase=&contain=. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  38. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Walz on H Amdt 510 - Substitute Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments". Votesmart.org. 2010-01-01. http://www.votesmart.org/issue_keyvote_detail.php?cs_id=28175&can_id=65443. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  39. ^ "Bill Text - 110th Congress (2007-2008) - THOMAS (Library of Congress)". Thomas.loc.gov. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c110:3:./temp/~c110XaMJzz::. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  40. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Timothy J. 'Tim' Walz - Repeal The Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy". Votesmart.org. http://www.votesmart.org/speech_detail.php?sc_id=501601&keyword=&phrase=&contain=. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  41. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Walz on HR 3685 - Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA)". Votesmart.org. http://www.votesmart.org/issue_keyvote_detail.php?cs_id=16184&can_id=65443. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gil Gutknecht
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from [[Minnesota's 1Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: congressional district]]

2007–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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