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)
Evans was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2744 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 514 17th Street in Moline, Illinois, as the “David Bybee Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 1090 (105th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to allow revision of veterans benefits decisions based on clear and unmistakable error.
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).
Evans sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (28%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Health (10%) Law (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Families (9%) Labor and Employment (8%) Housing and Community Development (7%)
Some of Evans’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5204 (109th): Federal Locks and Lock and Dam Facilities Act of 2006
- H.Res. 759 (109th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of ...
- H.R. 4914 (109th): Veterans’ Choice of Representation Act
- H.R. 3727 (109th): To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide emergency assistance to ...
- H.R. 3670 (109th): To extend for persons affected by Hurricane Katrina the time for appeal ...
- H.R. 3666 (109th): To provide that, for the period ending August 31, 2007, veterans affected ...
- H.Con.Res. 235 (109th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that States should require candidates for ...
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills