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Rep. Robert Dornan

Former Representative for California’s 46th District

Dornan was the representative for California’s 46th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 1996.

He was previously the representative for California’s 38th congressional district as a Republican from 1985 to 1992; and the representative for California’s 27th congressional district as a Republican from 1977 to 1982.

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

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Dornan is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Dornan sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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 at least about half 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%) Taxation (9%) Labor and Employment (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

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