Rep. Mervyn Dymally

Former Representative from California’s 31st District, Democrat

Dymally, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 31st congressional district from 1981 to 1992.



Our unique analysis of the bills Dymally 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 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Dymally is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Dymally sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (29%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Health (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Education (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Law (6%) Immigration (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1981 to Oct 1992, Dymally missed 997 of 5,383 roll call votes, which is 18.5%. This is much worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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