Rep. Lane Evans

Former Representative from Illinois’s 17th District, Democrat

Evans, a Democrat, was the representative for Illinois's 17th congressional district from 1983 to 2006.



Our unique analysis of the bills Evans sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Evans is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Evans was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Evans sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (28%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Law (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Health (10%) Families (9%) Labor and Employment (8%) Social Welfare (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Dec 2006, Evans missed 678 of 12,865 roll call votes, which is 5.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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