Rep. Jo Ann Davis

Former Representative from Virginia’s 1st District, Republican

Davis, a Republican, was the representative for Virginia's 1st congressional district from 2001 to 2007.



Our unique analysis of the bills Davis sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008. 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 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

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

Davis’s Vote Vote Description
Not Voting H.R. 3246 (110th): Regional Economic and Infrastructure Development Act of 2007
Oct 4, 2007. Passed 264/154.
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. 1908 (110th): Patent Reform Act of 2007
Sep 7, 2007. Passed 220/175.
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. 1684 (110th): Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
May 9, 2007. Passed 296/126.
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. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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