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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.

Photo of Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13, 2013-2022]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Davis.

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 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.

Enacted Legislation

Davis was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Davis voted Yea

Davis voted Yea

Davis voted Aye

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Davis voted Yea

Passed 242/187 on Mar 27, 2019.

Davis voted Nay

Passed 231/193 on Feb 15, 2017.

H.J.Res. 66 disapproves and nullifies the rule issued by the Department of Labor on August 30, 2016, establishing a “safe harbor” from the Employee Retirement …

Davis voted Nay

Passed 249/177 on Nov 17, 2015.

Davis voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Davis voted Nay

Davis voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Davis voted Aye

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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