Rep. Paul “Pete” McCloskey Jr.

Former Representative from California’s 12th District, Republican

McCloskey, a Republican, was the representative for California's 12th congressional district from 1975 to 1982.

He was previously the representative for California's 17th congressional district (1973-1974); and the representative for California's 11th congressional district (1967-1972).


Our unique analysis of the bills McCloskey 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 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). McCloskey is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

McCloskey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (29%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Environmental Protection (13%) Water Resources Development (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Dec 1967 to Dec 1982, McCloskey missed 1,578 of 7,307 roll call votes, which is 21.6%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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