Read our 2018 Report Card for Smith.
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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Oct 21, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Adrian Smith sits on the following committees:
Smith was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 4689 (115th): To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska.
Does 1 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:
Health (30%) Taxation (19%) Environmental Protection (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Water Resources Development (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)
Some of Smith’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2788: Rural Health Clinic Modernization Act of 2019
- H.R. 2392: American Community Survey Act
- H.R. 2284: Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019
- H.R. 1473: Focusing State Efforts to Expand Opportunity Act
- H.R. 1472: To rename the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, Nebraska, as the ...
- H.R. 1041: Critical Access Hospital Relief Act of 2019
- H.R. 7033: To rename the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, Nebraska, as the ...
From Jan 2007 to Oct 2019, Smith missed 112 of 9,454 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better 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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