Walker has kept busy since leaving Congress in 1997 by working at the lobbying firm Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates.
“I’m very disappointed in where we are at the present time, and I think in large part it’s because we’ve spent 20 years or more moving more and more away from regular order,” said Walker, who was known for being a stickler for parliamentary procedure during his years on Capitol Hill. “Instead, we have moved to a pattern where the only major bills that get passed are continuing resolutions that are huge omnibus bills, that no one really understands all of what’s in them. That ... has led to the dysfunction.”
Walker added that he likes the busy schedule he’s had since leaving Capitol Hill.
“I’m enjoying keeping busy, and I have no intention of retiring any time soon,” said Walker, who will turn 71 in December. “I just hope my health holds out.”
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Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.