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Rep. Billy Evans

Former Representative for Georgia’s 8th District

Evans was the representative for Georgia’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1982.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Evans is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Evans sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Evans was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Evans sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Taxation (20%) Commerce (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Law (5%) Health (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Dec 1982, Evans missed 559 of 3,628 roll call votes, which is 15.4%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: