Rep. Mendel Davis

Former Representative from South Carolina’s 1st District, Democrat

Davis, a Democrat, was the representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district from 1971 to 1980.



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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

Some of Davis’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

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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Primary Sources

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