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Rep. James “Jim” Davis

Former Representative for Florida’s 11th District

Davis was the representative for Florida’s 11th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1997 to 2006.

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


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Davis is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006 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.

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 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

Davis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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