Our unique analysis of the bills Dornan 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Dornan is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Dornan was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 377 (99th): A joint resolution to designate December 5, 1985, as “Walt Disney Recognition Day”.
- H.J.Res. 385 (97th): A joint resolution designating July 9, 1982 as “National P.O.W.-M.I.A. Recognition Day”.
- H.R. 3138 (96th): A bill for the relief of Surip Karmowiredjo.
- H.R. 3835 (95th): A bill for the relief of Pece D. Van Arsdol.
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).
Dornan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Health (12%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%) Law (11%) International Affairs (10%) Taxation (9%) Labor and Employment (9%)
Some of Dornan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4344 (104th): To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide that a member ...
- H.Con.Res. 222 (104th): Providing that George Washington’s “Farewell Address” shall be read at the beginning ...
- H.R. 4000 (104th): To amend title 10, United States Code, to restore the provisions of ...
- H.R. 3925 (104th): To amend title 10, United States Code, to restore the regulations prohibiting ...
- H.R. 3926 (104th): To amend title 10, United States Code, to require the separation from ...
- H.Res. 493 (104th): Urging that certain actions be taken with respect to Vietnamese asylum seekers.
- H.R. 3668 (104th): To require the Secretary of Defense to provide back pay to the ...
From Jan 1977 to Sep 1996, Dornan missed 1,027 of 9,755 roll call votes, which is 10.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills