Davis was the representative for Virginia’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 2001 to 2007.
Davis is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.
Davis was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 5466 (109th): Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Designation Act
- H.R. 4326 (109th): To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to enter into a contract for the nuclear refueling and complex overhaul of the U.S.S. Carl Vinson (CVN-70).
- H.R. 1914 (108th): Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act of 2004
- H.R. 4844 (108th): Federal Employee Dental and Vision Benefits Enhancement Act of 2004
- H.R. 2751 (108th): GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2004
- H.R. 978 (108th): To amend chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that certain Federal annuity computations are adjusted by 1 percentage point relating to periods of ...
- H.R. 3205 (108th): Federal Law Enforcement Pay and Benefits Parity Act of 2003
Does 10 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:
Government Operations and Politics (27%) Health (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Law (10%) Environmental Protection (10%) Commerce (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%)
Some of Davis’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 222 (110th): Commending NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia on the celebration of its ...
- H.R. 2565 (110th): Working Waterfront Preservation Act of 2007
- H.Con.Res. 117 (110th): Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown.
- H.R. 517 (110th): Independence from Oil with Agriculture Act of 2007
- H.R. 516 (110th): Federal Agency Data Privacy Protection Act
- H.R. 375 (110th): National Naval Force Structure Policy Act
- H.R. 274 (110th): Solid Waste Interstate Transportation Act of 2007
From Jan 2001 to Oct 2007, Davis missed 960 of 4,379 roll call votes, which is 21.9%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 2007. 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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