Evans was the representative for Iowa’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1981 to 1986.
Evans is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 positioned according to our 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 from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.
Evans was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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:
Some of Evans’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5403 (99th): A bill to amend the Grain Standards Act of 1916 to establish ...
- H.R. 4984 (99th): Farm Credit Enhancement Act of 1986
- H.R. 4944 (99th): A bill to amend the Farm Credit Act of 1971 to provide ...
- H.R. 4853 (99th): Farm Mortgage Guarantee Act of 1986
- H.R. 4714 (99th): Grain Quality Improvement Act of 1986
- H.R. 4605 (99th): A bill to amend the Grain Standards Act of 1916 to provide ...
- H.R. 4139 (99th): A bill to amend the United States Grain Standards Act of 1916 ...
From Jan 1981 to Oct 1986, Evans missed 154 of 2,608 roll call votes, which is 5.9%. This is on par with the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills