Rep. Adam Smith

Representative from Washington’s 9th District, Democrat

Smith, a Democrat, has been the representative for Washington's 9th congressional district since Jan 7, 1997 (next election in 2016) (map).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Smith has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Smith is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Adam Smith sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Smith sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (23%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Health (14%) International Affairs (14%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Immigration (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1997 to Apr 2016, Smith missed 1,075 of 13,055 roll call votes, which is 8.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 444 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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