Rep. Lynn Woolsey

Former Representative from California’s 6th District, Democrat

Woolsey, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 6th congressional district from 1993 to 2012.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Woolsey is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Woolsey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (23%) Labor and Employment (21%) International Affairs (13%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Health (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Environmental Protection (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Jan 2013, Woolsey missed 573 of 13,431 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 279 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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