Davis is the representative for Illinois’s 7th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 7, 1997. Davis is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2015 Davis was investigated for travel funded or organized by one or more entities prohibited from providing congressional travel. The House Committee on Ethics concluded implicated House members did not intentionally accept gifts from prohibited entities.
|May. 8, 2015||House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegation|
|Jul. 31, 2015||House Committee on Ethics concluded implicated House members did not intentionally accept gifts from prohibited entities|
Read our 2020 Report Card for Davis.
Davis is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Davis has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Oct 26, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Danny Davis sits on the following committees:
Davis was the primary sponsor of 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1683: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude certain student loan forgiveness from gross income.
- H.R. 926: To provide emergency funding for home visiting programs during the pandemic, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 3250 (116th): Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools Act of 2020
- H.R. 7947 (116th): Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act
- H.R. 4980 (116th): Family First Transition Act
- H.R. 2940 (116th): To extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019.
- H.R. 1875 (116th): VITA Permanence Act of 2019
Does 17 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Davis sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Davis’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5661: Continued State Flexibility To Assist Older Foster Youth Act
- H.R. 5331: Patient Access to ESRD New Innovative Devices Act
- H.R. 5183: Low-Income Housing Renewable Energy Credit Act
- H.Res. 605: Honoring John H. Johnson, a renowned and loved figure not only around the …
- H.R. 4809: Patient Access to ESRD New Innovative Devices Act
- H.R. 4637: To sever United States Government relations with the Creek Nation of Oklahoma until …
- H.R. 4449: Pathways to Health Careers Act
From Jan 1997 to Oct 2021, Davis missed 1,008 of 15,999 roll call votes, which is 6.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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