Smith is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Smith has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 24, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Adam Smith sits on the following committees:
Smith was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3680: Promoting Affordable Housing Near Transit Act
- H.R. 335: To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned …
- H.R. 6395 (116th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
- H.R. 6628 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4301 Northeast 4th Street in Renton, Washington, as the “James Marshall ‘Jimi’ Hendrix Post Office …
- H.R. 4401 (111th): To amend the Act of August 9, 1955, to modify a provision relating to leases involving certain Indian tribes.
- H.R. 2115 (107th): To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the design, planning, and construction of …
Does 6 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Smith sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Transportation and Public Works (28%) Labor and Employment (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) International Affairs (10%) Immigration (10%) Health (8%) Agriculture and Food (5%) Social Welfare (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Smith recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 7853: Aviation-Impacted Communities Act
- H.R. 7106: Empowering Individuals to Succeed Through Education and Workforce Training Act
- H.R. 6935: Voluntary Grazing Permit Retirement Act
- H.R. 6571: TSA Security Threat Assessment Application Modernization Act
- H.Con.Res. 64: Directing the Secretary of the Senate to make a correction in the enrollment …
- H.Res. 817: Expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Month and National Adoption Day …
- H.R. 6050: Aviation Noise and Emissions Mitigation Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1997 to May 2022, Smith missed 1,137 of 16,343 roll call votes, which is 7.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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