Davis was the representative for Kentucky’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2005 to 2012.
Davis is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Davis sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.
Davis was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2883 (112th): Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act
- H.R. 2943 (112th): Short-Term TANF Extension Act
- H.R. 2790 (112th): Child and Family Services Extension and Enhancement Act
- H.R. 6902 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 513 6th Avenue in Dayton, Kentucky, as the “Staff Sergeant Nicholas Ray Carnes Post Office”.
Does 4 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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (20%) Taxation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Social Welfare (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Education (6%) Health (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)
Some of Davis’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5839 (112th): Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act of 2012
- H.R. 5722 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on strontium europium halophosphate for use in ...
- H.R. 5726 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Lanthanum phosphate for use in the ...
- H.R. 5723 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Yttrium europium oxide for use in ...
- H.R. 5724 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on on Barium magnesium aluminum oxide for ...
- H.R. 5725 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on Calcium chloride phosphate activated by manganese ...
- H.R. 4845 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on TFM.
From Jan 2005 to Jul 2012, Davis missed 210 of 6,231 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 2012. 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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