Lane Evans

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Congressman Lane Evans, Democrat, represents the 17th Congressional District of Illinois.



Congressman Evans was born in Rock Island, Illinois on August 4, 1951. Following graduation from high school, he joined the Marine Corps and was stationed in Okinawa. He received an honorable discharge in 1971.

Evans received a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in 1974 from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He also attended Black Hawk College in Moline, Illinois. He is a 1978 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Following his graduation from law school, he practiced law in Rock Island serving children, the poor and working families. [1]

Evans who has battled Parkinson's disease for more than a decade, announced that he will not seek re-election in 2006.

Frugal Foreign Travel

In 2004-2005 Evans traveled to [[Japan, and reported only $446.87.00 in expenses paid by U.S. taxpayers. Source: "Where the Illinois Congressional Delegation Traveled in 2004-2005." Associated Press. March 13, 2006.


  • House Veterans' Affairs Committee


  • Co-Chair Alcohol Fuels Caucus (Ethanol)
  • Co-Chair Congressional Working Group on Parkinson's Disease
  • Co-Chair International Workers Rights Caucus
  • Chair Vietnam Veterans in Congress
  • Alzheimer's Task Force
  • Bi-Partisan Task Force on Non-Proliferation
  • Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
  • Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus
  • Congressional Caucus on Central Europe
  • Congressional Caucus on Community Health Centers
  • Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetimine
  • Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
  • Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans
  • Congressional Caucus on Nigeria
  • Congressional Human Rights Caucus
  • Congressional Progressive Caucus
  • Congressional Rural Caucus
  • Congressional Steel Caucus
  • Congressional Textile Caucus
  • Depot Caucus (Army Arsenals, Depots and Ammo Plants)
  • House Army Caucus
  • House Rural Health Care Coalition
  • House Navy/Marine Corps Caucus
  • Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition
  • Philippines Caucus
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
  • Water Infrastructure Caucus


  • Vietnam Veterans of America's first annual President's Award for Outstanding Achievement in 1990
  • AMVET's Silver Helmet Award, called the "Oscar" of veterans honors in 1994
  • Conservationist of the Year Award for 1995 by the Heart of Illinois Sierra Club


Washington DC Office
2211 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5905
Fax: (202) 225-5396

Moline Office
1535 - 47th Avenue
Suite 5
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: (309) 793-5760
Fax: (309) 762-9193

Galesburg Office
261 N. Broad Street
Suite 5
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: (309) 342-4411
Fax: (309) 342-9749

Decatur Office
236 N. Water Street
Suite 765
Decatur, IL 62523
Phone: (217) 422-9150
Fax: (217) 422-9245


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