Rep. John Doolittle

Former Representative from California’s 4th District, Republican

Doolittle, a Republican, was the representative for California's 4th congressional district from 1993 to 2008.

He was previously the representative for California's 14th congressional district (1991-1992).



Our unique analysis of the bills Doolittle 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Doolittle is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Doolittle sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (28%) Commerce (15%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Law (9%) Water Resources Development (8%) Agriculture and Food (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Dec 2008, Doolittle missed 468 of 11,102 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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