Rep. Donald Clausen

Former Representative from California’s 2nd District, Republican

Clausen, a Republican, was the representative for California's 2nd congressional district from 1975 to 1982.

He was previously the representative for California's 1st congressional district (1963-1974).


Our unique analysis of the bills Clausen 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 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Clausen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Clausen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (26%) International Affairs (16%) Environmental Protection (14%) Taxation (12%) Social Welfare (9%) Education (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Labor and Employment (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Feb 1963 to Dec 1982, Clausen missed 831 of 8,172 roll call votes, which is 10.2%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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