Rep. Susan Davis

Representative from California’s 53rd District, Democrat

Davis, a Democrat, has been the representative for California's 53rd congressional district since Jan 7, 2003 (next election in 2016) (map).

She was previously the representative for California's 49th congressional district (2001-2002).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Davis has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Davis is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Davis for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Susan Davis sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Davis sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (49%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Law (9%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Private Legislation (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Davis’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 4974: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
May 19, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 4909: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
May 18, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 1735: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
May 15, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2001 to Sep 2016, Davis missed 162 of 11,049 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 58 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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