Progressive Danny Davis has represented West Side and downtown Chicago in the House since 1997.
Davis worked as a government clerk, a high school teacher, executive director of the Greater Lawndale Conservation Commission, director of training at the Martin L. King Neighborhood Health Center, and executive director of the Westside Health Center before entering politics. He represented Chicago's 29th Ward on the Chicago City Council from 1979 to 1990 and the Cook County Board of Commissioners from 1990 until 1997.
During his time in the House, Davis has focused on progressive priorities like single payer healthcare and expanding reproductive rights.
Davis is a member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Ways and Means.
Congressman Davis is a strong ally of J Street.
He has consistently been a steadfast supporter of US leadership to bring about a lasting peace in the Middle East. Davis co-sponsored H.R. 326, which reaffirmed Congress’s commitment to the two-state solution and opposed settlement expansion and annexation. In May 2022, Davis signed the bicameral Merkley-Stansbury letter pushing back against proposed mass evictions and demolitions in the West Bank communities of Masafer Yatta.