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Rep. Dwight Evans

Representative for Pennsylvania’s 3rd District

pronounced dwīt // E-vunz

Evans is the representative for Pennsylvania’s 3rd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Evans is next up for reelection in 2020.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 2016 to 2018.

Photo of Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA3]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Evans.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Evans is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 15, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

League of Conservation Voters: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% NIAC Action: A United States Chamber of Commerce: 50% FreedomWorks: 11% Americans for Prosperity: 0% NumbersUSA: 0%

Committee Membership

Dwight Evans sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Evans was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were 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 sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (45%) Finance and Financial Sector (18%) Education (18%) Taxation (18%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Evans voted Yea

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Evans voted Yea

Passed 272/119 on Sep 4, 2018.

BITMAP is an HSI-led initiative that fills biometric databases with data collected from special interest aliens, violent criminals, fugitives, and known or suspected terrorists encountered ...

Evans voted Yea

Passed 300/104 on Apr 13, 2018.

H.R. 4790 amends Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, known as the “Volcker Rule,” to streamline the regulatory authority over the Volcker Rule by granting ...

Evans voted Yea

Failed 259/140 on Mar 13, 2018.

H.R. 5247 authorizes the use of eligible investigational drugs by patients who have been diagnosed with certain illnesses, who have exhausted the approved treatment options ...

Evans voted Aye

Passed 257/166 on Nov 8, 2017.

H.R. 3043 modernizes the regulatory permitting process and encourages the expansion of hydropower generation by improving administrative efficiency, accountability, and transparency; promotes new hydropower infrastructure; ...

Evans voted Nay

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Evans voted Nay

Passed 400/16 on Apr 5, 2017.

H.R. 1304 clarifies that federal regulators cannot redefine “stop-loss” insurance as “health insurance coverage” under federal law. Specifically, the legislation amends the Employee Retirement Income ...

Missed Votes

From Nov 2016 to Jul 2019, Evans missed 12 of 1,739 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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