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Rep. Melvin Evans

Former Delegate for the Virgin Islands’s At-Large District

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

Because the Virgin Islands is a territory of the United States, and not a state, its representative in the House of Representatives is a delegate with limited voting privileges — Evans can vote in committee but not on the House floor, including not on the final passage of bills. Delegates have a marginalized role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.

Photo of Rep. Melvin Evans [R-VI0, 1979-1980]

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 1980 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 1 bill that was 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:

Private Legislation (100%)

Recent Bills

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

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Primary Sources

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