Sen. Gordon Smith

Former Senator from Oregon, Republican

Smith, a Republican, was a senator from Oregon from 1997 to 2008.



Our unique analysis of the bills Smith sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2008. 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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Smith sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Taxation (14%) Commerce (12%) Health (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Social Welfare (10%) Labor and Employment (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2008, Smith missed 79 of 3,894 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: