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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).

Photo of Rep. John Doolittle [R-CA4, 1993-2008]

Analysis

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)

Enacted Legislation

Doolittle was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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).

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

Key Votes

Doolittle’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 3325 (110th): Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008
Sep 28, 2008. Passed 381/41.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Nay H.R. 3527 (110th): To extend for two months the authorities of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
Sep 17, 2007. Passed 347/30.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
Nay H.R. 137 (110th): Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of 2007
Mar 26, 2007. Passed 368/39.

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: