Dooley is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Dooley sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 7, 2004. See full analysis methodology.
Dooley was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1274 (108th): To direct the Administrator of General Services to convey to Fresno County, California, the existing Federal courthouse in that county.
- H.R. 765 (103rd): To resolve the status of certain land relinquished to the United States under the Act of June 4, 1897 (30 Stat. 11, 36), and for other purposes.
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Dooley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Law (18%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Commerce (10%) Social Welfare (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%)
Some of Dooley’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5120 (108th): U.S. National Arboretum Appreciation Act of 2004
- H.R. 3308 (108th): To amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act to convert the dairy forward pricing ...
- H.R. 1737 (108th): Asbestos Victims’ Compensation Act of 2003
- H.R. 1568 (108th): Medicare Rx Now Act of 2003
- H.R. 1273 (108th): To designate a United States courthouse to be constructed in Fresno, California, ...
- H.R. 1274 (108th): To direct the Administrator of General Services to convey to Fresno County, ...
- H.R. 5616 (107th): Sunset of Helms-Burton Act of 2002
From Jan 1991 to Dec 2004, Dooley missed 455 of 8,012 roll call votes, which is 5.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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