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Rep. Lincoln Davis

Former Representative for Tennessee’s 4th District

Davis was the representative for Tennessee’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2003 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Lincoln Davis [D-TN4, 2003-2010]


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 2010 positioned according to our 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 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Davis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (17%) Housing and Community Development (17%) Social Welfare (15%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Taxation (10%) Health (10%) Families (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Davis recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Davis voted Nay

Passed 307/97 on Jun 12, 2009.

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, (Pub.L. 111–31, H.R. 1256) is a federal statute in the United States that was signed into law …

Davis voted Nay

Passed 240/179 on Jun 3, 2009.

Davis voted No

Davis voted No

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2010, Davis missed 243 of 5,966 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

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