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.
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 Jan 15, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Davis was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3535: 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”.
- H.R. 420 (113th): To designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting St. Louis, Missouri and southwestern Illinois as the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge”.
Does 7 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 (21%) Taxation (19%) Health (13%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Education (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)
Some of Davis’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 275: To establish the National Commission on the Domestic Terrorist Attack Upon the United ...
- H.R. 82: Social Security Fairness Act of 2021
- H.R. 8556: David Dorn Back the Blue Act
- H.R. 8510: Highway Relief Act
- H.R. 8325: Operation Feed Our Kids Act
- H.R. 7905: EASE Act
- H.R. 7514: Gabby’s Law Act
From Jan 2013 to Jan 2021, Davis missed 126 of 4,710 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% 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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