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Rep. Joseph Evins

Former Representative for Tennessee’s 4th District

Evins, a Democrat, was the representative for Tennessee's 4th congressional district from 1953 to 1976.

He was previously the representative for Tennessee's 5th congressional district (1947-1952).


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Evins is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 Evins sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Evins was the primary sponsor of 4 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 about one third or more 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

Evins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Economics and Public Finance (19%) Energy (13%) Commerce (12%) Taxation (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Labor and Employment (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1947 to Oct 1976, Evins missed 1,322 of 6,074 roll call votes, which is 21.8%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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: