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Rep. Frank Evans

Former Representative for Colorado’s 3rd District

Evans was the representative for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1965 to 1978.

Photo of Rep. Frank Evans [D-CO3, 1965-1978]


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 1978 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 from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Evans was the primary sponsor of 3 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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (22%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Taxation (18%) Environmental Protection (15%) Energy (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Health (5%) Housing and Community Development (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1965 to Oct 1978, Evans missed 775 of 5,855 roll call votes, which is 13.2%. This is worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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: