Rep. Calvin “Cal” Dooley

Former Representative from California’s 20th District, Democrat

Dooley, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 20th congressional district from 1993 to 2004.

He was previously the representative for California's 17th congressional district (1991-1992).



Our unique analysis of the bills Dooley sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Dooley is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Dooley was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Education (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Dooley’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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