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Rep. James “Jim” Davis

Former Representative from Florida’s 11th District, Democrat

Davis, a Democrat, was the representative for Florida's 11th congressional district from 1997 to 2006.

Photo of Rep. James “Jim” Davis [D-FL11, 1997-2006]


Our unique analysis of the bills Davis 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 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Davis is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Davis was the primary sponsor of 2 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

Davis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Environmental Protection (13%) International Affairs (11%) Commerce (11%) Water Resources Development (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Education (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2006, Davis missed 428 of 5,832 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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: