Rep. Tom Bevill

Former Representative from Alabama’s 4th District, Democrat

Bevill, a Democrat, was the representative for Alabama's 4th congressional district from 1973 to 1996.

He was previously the representative for Alabama's 7th congressional district (1967-1972).

Photo of Rep. Tom Bevill [D-AL4, 1973-1996]

Enacted Legislation

Bevill was the primary sponsor of 23 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Bevill sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Water Resources Development (13%) Emergency Management (10%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1967 to Sep 1996, Bevill missed 1,035 of 14,580 roll call votes, which is 7.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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