Elections and Offices — Nov 24, 2008
Rep. Thomas “Tom” Davis [R-VA11, 1995-2008] leaves office as Representative for Virginia's 11th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Virginia’s 11th District, Republican
Davis, a Republican, was the representative for Virginia's 11th congressional district from 1995 to 2008.
Our unique analysis of the bills Davis sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008. 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)
Davis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (27%) Law (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Labor and Employment (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Education (8%)
Some of Davis’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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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. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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