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Rep. Lane Evans

Former Representative for Illinois’s 17th District

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

Photo of Rep. Lane Evans [D-IL17, 1983-2006]

Analysis

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 2006 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. 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 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

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: