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 1982. 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. 5228 (96th): A bill to designate the building known as the Federal Building in Wilmington, Delaware, as the “J. Caleb Boggs Building”.
- H.R. 4018 (95th): Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act
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:
Taxation (24%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Law (16%) Education (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Housing and Community Development (5%) Social Welfare (5%)
Some of Evans’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 505 (97th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to designate the ...
- H.J.Res. 455 (97th): A joint resolution providing for the designation of the week beginning July ...
- H.R. 3887 (97th): A bill to provide for the establishment of a veterans’ cemetery in ...
- H.R. 3252 (97th): Coastal Barrier Resources Act
- H.Con.Res. 412 (96th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that state election ...
- H.R. 6385 (96th): A bill to amend section 662(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of ...
- H.R. 6269 (96th): A bill to extend the temporary suspension of duty on doxorubicin hydrochloride ...
From Jan 1977 to Dec 1982, Evans missed 298 of 3,628 roll call votes, which is 8.2%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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:
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills