Evans was the representative for Indiana’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1982.
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 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 from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Evans sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (22%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Housing and Community Development (15%) Health (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Social Welfare (7%)
Some of Evans’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5946 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to exclude …
- H.R. 4218 (97th): A bill to amend the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards …
- H.R. 3888 (97th): A bill to amend the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards …
- H.R. 3646 (97th): Credit Union Modernization Act of 1981
- H.R. 2883 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to clarify …
- H.Con.Res. 82 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the Federal …
- H.R. 8287 (96th): A bill to provide that interest on certain obligations issued by certain …
From Jan 1975 to Dec 1982, Evans missed 367 of 4,901 roll call votes, which is 7.5%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills