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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]

Analysis

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 from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. 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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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).

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%) Environmental Protection (10%) Law (10%) Commerce (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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