Davis, a Democrat, was the representative for Georgia's 7th congressional district from 1961 to 1974.
Davis is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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.
Davis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Education (19%) Private Legislation (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Emergency Management (10%) Taxation (10%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)
Some of Davis’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1403 (93rd): Resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives of the United ...
- H.R. 15656 (93rd): A bill to incorporate the United States Submarine Veterans of World War ...
- H.R. 15651 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Edward G. Kelso.
- H.R. 14338 (93rd): A bill to amend the Social Security Amendments of 1972.
- H.R. 12982 (93rd): A bill to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 41) ...
- H.R. 11895 (93rd): Fire Prevention and Control Act
- H.R. 11300 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Mrs. L. O. Crawford.
From Jan 1961 to Dec 1974, Davis missed 782 of 3,513 roll call votes, which is 22.3%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills