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Rep. Paul “Pete” McCloskey Jr.

Former Representative for California’s 12th District

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).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

McCloskey is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills McCloskey sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

McCloskey was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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

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

Missed Votes

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

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