Davis is the representative for California’s 53rd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 7, 2003. Davis is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
She was previously the representative for California’s 49th congressional district as a Democrat from 2001 to 2002.
Read our 2019 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 6, 2015 to Sep 16, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Susan Davis sits on the following committees:
Davis was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5948 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 830 Kuhn Drive in Chula Vista, California, as the “Jonathan ‘J.D.’ De Guzman Post Office ...
- H.R. 1820 (111th): To redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2777 Logan Avenue in San Diego, California, as the “Cesar E. Chavez Post Office”.
- H.R. 1119 (110th): Purple Heart Family Equity Act of 2007
Does 3 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:
Education (41%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Law (8%) Agriculture and Food (5%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%) Labor and Employment (5%) Private Legislation (5%)
Some of Davis’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8294: To amend the National Apprenticeship Act and expand the national apprenticeship system to ...
- H.R. 7512: COMMS Act
- H.Res. 787: Recognizing January 2020 as “National Mentoring Month”, and for other purposes.
- H.Res. 661: Authorizing the Office of General Counsel of the House of Representatives to retain ...
- H.R. 4312: Reserve and Guard GI Bill Housing Fairness Act
- H.Res. 511: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Department of the ...
- H.R. 3801: Military Hunger Prevention Act
From Jan 2001 to Sep 2020, Davis missed 206 of 13,203 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is better than the median of 2.2% 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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