Lane on Healthcare

1993: “Millions of Americans face losing everything they own if a family member is hit by a long-term or catastrophic illness. It’s not only an issue for millions of Americans who work but have no health insurance, it’s also a problem faced by workers who are...

Guts and All

This book was a ten year struggle. Financially, emotionally and mentally. And one that I hope ends up portraying Lane Evans as he truly was. I’ve worked hard to not include any political opinions, and merely document my research, interviews, and experiences. But this...

My Job: To Work for the people…

“Government doesn’t work very hard when it comes to solving the problems of ordinary citizens. All too often, it turns a deaf ear when people have complaints. One of my top priorities is to listen to people’s concerns and to go to work for them. Whether...

Tech Geek in Politics

Lane was a geek for technology and knew how to use it to his advantage. Along with his cable-access call-in show, he was also capitalizing on advancements in satellite television transmission that allowed local news stations to transmit Live broadcasts and cover...

True Populist

One of Lane’s first priorities upon entering Congress was to push his Populist philosophy, so in 1983 he founded the House Populist Caucus along with thirteen other Democrats, including notables such as Tom Dashcle, Berkley Bedell, Al Gore, Frank McCloskey, Bill...

Montgomery GI Bill

“In 1987 I introduced a bill, HR 1657 to make the GI bill permanent…the original bill was threatened when President Reagan sought to eliminate it in his fiscal year 1987 budget…I felt compelled to fight for the bill because it was working…It took some negotiations and...

435 Mudslingers

“From time to time, I’ve been asked who I am running against. My reply has been that I’m not running against anyone, because I am running for an office and to represent people. The office I hold, and ask to retain, demands such an approach. With all...

Restore Visions and Values

“During my time in Congress, I have tried to be an advocate for the hard-working people in our area: our family farmers, our small business owners and working people. It seems clear that our government has turned its back on the needs of average citizens as i t has...

Recollections – David Axelrod

“Lane was almost an impossible guy to dislike. That’s an unusual attribute in politics. Paul Simon had that quality as well. They liked him. He was a good and decent person, and Lane had the same qualities.”...