Davis was the representative for Virginia’s 11th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2008.
Davis is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.
Davis was the primary sponsor of 32 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 5483 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10449 White Granite Drive in Oakton, Virginia, as the “Private First Class David H. Sharrett …
- H.R. 1124 (110th): To extend the District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999.
- H.R. 6407 (109th): Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act
- H.R. 6102 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Lawyers Road, NW in Vienna, Virginia, as the “Captain Christopher Petty Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 3699 (109th): Federal and District of Columbia Government Real Property Act of 2006
- H.R. 3508 (109th): 2005 District of Columbia Omnibus Authorization Act
- H.R. 1463 (109th): To designate a portion of the Federal building located at 2100 Jamieson Avenue, in Alexandria, Virginia, as the “Justin W. Williams United States Attorney’s Building”.
Does 32 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 (27%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Law (14%) Labor and Employment (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Education (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Davis recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 6369 (110th): To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of …
- H.Res. 1202 (110th): Supporting the goals and ideals of a National Guard Youth Challenge Day.
- H.R. 5603 (110th): National Guard Empowerment and State-National Defense Integration Act of 2008
- H.Res. 1005 (110th): Supporting the goals and ideals of Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month.
- H.R. 5483 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at …
- H.R. 5396 (110th): To designate the Cold War Museum in Fairfax, Virginia, as the National …
- H.Res. 665 (110th): Endorsing reforms for freedom and democracy in Vietnam.
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1995 to Oct 2008, Davis missed 341 of 9,041 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 2008. 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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