Smith was the representative for Alabama’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1981 to 1982.
Smith is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Smith sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Smith’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6579 (97th): New Jobs Act
- H.R. 6242 (97th): Increased Savings for Spouse Retirement Act
- H.R. 6061 (97th): Access to Postsecondary Education Act
- H.J.Res. 451 (97th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United ...
- H.R. 5500 (97th): Taxpayer Protection From Congressional Benefit Abuse Act
- H.R. 5331 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to terminate ...
- H.R. 5215 (97th): A bill to amend section 1979 of the Revised Statutes of the ...
From Jan 1981 to Dec 1982, Smith missed 59 of 812 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills