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 1980. 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:
Private Legislation (27%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Social Welfare (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Taxation (8%) Education (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%)
Some of Davis’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7501 (96th): A bill to amend section 316 of the Federal Election Campaign Act ...
- H.J.Res. 527 (96th): A joint resolution designating the week beginning April 5, 1981, as “National ...
- H.R. 6160 (96th): A bill for the relief of Lieutenant General Devol Brett.
- H.R. 6011 (96th): A bill for the relief of William H. Koss.
- H.R. 5866 (96th): A bill to designate certain areas located in the Francis Marion National ...
- H.R. 5867 (96th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to charter the nuclear ...
- H.R. 14412 (95th): A bill for the relief of James D. and Blanche V. Benton.
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From Apr 1971 to Dec 1980, Davis missed 1,017 of 5,777 roll call votes, which is 17.6%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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