Rep. John McFall

Former Representative from California’s 14th District, Democrat

McFall, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 14th congressional district from 1975 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for California's 15th congressional district (1963-1974); and the representative for California's 11th congressional district (1957-1962).


Our unique analysis of the bills McFall 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 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). McFall is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

McFall sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (21%) Energy (16%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1957 to Oct 1978, McFall missed 255 of 6,699 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is better than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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