Rep. Melvin Evans

Former Delegate from Virgin Islands’s At-Large District, Republican

Evans, a Republican, was the delegate from the Virgin Islands from 1979 to 1980.

The Virgin Islands is a territory of the United States. Because it is not a state, it has no senators or representatives in Congress. Instead it sends a delegate to the House of Representatives with essentially no voting privileges. Delegates have a marginal role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.

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Analysis

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 1980. 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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Evans sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (100%)

Recent Bills

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

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Primary Sources

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