Rep. Rodney Davis
Former Representative for Illinois’s 13th District
pronounced ROD-nee // DAY-viss
Davis was the representative for Illinois’s 13th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2013 to 2022.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Davis.
Davis is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2022 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 3, 2017 to Dec 27, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Davis was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3579 (117th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 East Main Street in Maroa, Illinois, as the “Jeremy L. Ridlen Post Office”.
- 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 …
Does 9 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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (25%) Taxation (16%) Health (14%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Education (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Davis recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Con.Res. 112 (117th): Urging the administration to initiate the International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating …
- H.Res. 1367 (117th): Providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 82) to amend title …
- H.R. 8528 (117th): ACE Act
- H.R. 8418 (117th): One Federal Decision Act 1.3
- H.R. 8004 (117th): America Works Act of 2022
- H.R. 7960 (117th): Citizen Vote Protection Act
- H.R. 7959 (117th): NO VOTE for Noncitizens Act of 2022
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2013 to Dec 2022, Davis missed 164 of 5,691 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2022. 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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