Our unique analysis of the bills Smith sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982. 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)
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.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills