Davis is the representative for Illinois’s 13th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Davis is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Davis.
Davis is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 14, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Rodney Davis sits on the following committees:
Davis was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 139 (116th): Springfield Race Riot Study Act
- H.R. 3535 (116th): GI Bill Work Study Improvement Act of 2019
- H.R. 5935 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1355 North Meridian Road in Harristown, Illinois, as the “Logan S. Palmer Post Office”.
- H.R. 5071 (115th): Agricultural Research Advisory Board Improvement Act
- H.R. 22 (114th): FAST Act
- H.R. 1707 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 302 East Green Street in Champaign, Illinois, as the “James R. Burgess Jr. Post Office ...
- H.R. 2383 (113th): To designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting St. Louis, Missouri, and southwestern Illinois as the “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge”.
Does 8 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Davis sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Taxation (19%) Transportation and Public Works (13%) Health (13%) Social Welfare (11%) Education (9%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)
Some of Davis’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3131: To subsidize the salaries of State and local law enforcement officers and promote ...
- H.R. 3032: To increase funding for the 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund by eliminating taxpayer ...
- H.R. 2508: To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to optimize the sequestration of ...
- H.R. 2355: To facilitate responsible, informed dispensing of controlled substances and other prescribed medications, and ...
- H.R. 2306: To amend title 49, United States Code, with respect to apportionments to small ...
- H.R. 1912: Keep College Students Learning Act
- H.R. 1812: One Federal Decision Act of 2021
From Jan 2013 to May 2021, Davis missed 136 of 4,837 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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