Our unique analysis of the bills Davis sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974. 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)
Davis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Education (19%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Private Legislation (15%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Taxation (10%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Emergency Management (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (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.
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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:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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