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Rep. Jo Ann Davis

Former Representative for Virginia’s 1st District

Davis was the representative for Virginia’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 2001 to 2007.

Photo of Rep. Jo Ann Davis [R-VA1, 2001-2007]


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 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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Davis was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 (27%) Health (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Law (10%) Environmental Protection (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Commerce (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Davis’s Vote Vote Description
Not Voting H.R. 3087 (110th): A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress reports on the status of ...
Oct 2, 2007. Passed 377/46.
Not Voting H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
Yea H.R. 1252 (110th): Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act
May 23, 2007. Passed 284/141.
Aye H.R. 1361 (110th): RECOVER Act
Apr 18, 2007. Passed 267/158.
Aye H.R. 4 (110th): Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2007
Jan 12, 2007. Passed 255/170.

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: