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Rep. Robert Dornan

Former Representative from California’s 46th District, Republican

Dornan, a Republican, was the representative for California's 46th congressional district from 1993 to 1996.

He was previously the representative for California's 38th congressional district (1985-1992); and the representative for California's 27th congressional district (1977-1982).

Photo of Rep. Robert Dornan [R-CA46, 1993-1996]


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)

Enacted Legislation

Dornan was the primary sponsor of 4 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

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%) Labor and Employment (9%) Taxation (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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