Davis, a Republican, was the representative for Wisconsin's 9th congressional district from 1965 to 1974.
He was previously the representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district (1947-1956).
Davis is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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. See full analysis methodology.
Davis was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 2208 (93rd): For the relief of Raymond W. Suchy, second lieutenant, United States Army (retired).
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).
Davis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Davis’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 12780 (93rd): A bill to amend the act which created the United States Olympic ...
- H.R. 11859 (93rd): A bill to amend the act which created the U.S. Olympic Committee ...
- H.R. 8122 (93rd): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide ...
- H.R. 8121 (93rd): A bill to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 45) ...
- H.R. 6504 (93rd): A bill to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 45) ...
- H.R. 4922 (93rd): A bill to provide for the duty-free entry of animal glue valued ...
- H.J.Res. 249 (93rd): Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States ...
From May 1947 to Dec 1974, Davis missed 250 of 3,921 roll call votes, which is 6.4%. This is better than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills