Rep. Adam Smith [D]

Representative from Washington’s 9th District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1997-2016 Representative Washington's 9th District (map)

2014 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%) Crime and Law Enforcement (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 Nov 2015, Smith missed 941 of 12,817 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% 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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