Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R]

Representative from New Jersey’s 4th District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1981-2016 Representative New Jersey's 4th 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

Christopher “Chris” Smith sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Smith sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (65%) Health (19%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (3%) Energy (2%) Armed Forces and National Security (2%) Taxation (2%) Emergency Management (2%)

Recent Bills

Some of Smith’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1981 to Nov 2015, Smith missed 439 of 20,660 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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