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Rep. Mendel Davis

Former Representative for South Carolina’s 1st District

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

Photo of Rep. Mendel Davis [D-SC1, 1971-1980]

Analysis

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 1980 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.

Enacted Legislation

Davis was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

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%) Taxation (8%) Education (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Health (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: