Smith is the representative for Missouri’s 8th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jun 4, 2013. Smith is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 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 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 16, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Jason Smith sits on the following committees:
Smith was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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:
Some of Smith’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8621: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a child tax ...
- H.R. 8497: To prohibit certain business concerns from receiving assistance from the Small Business Administration, ...
- H.R. 8072: Integrity of Our Elections Act
- H.R. 7759: Saving Rural Hospitals from Closure Act
- H.R. 7715: U.S. Military Right to Carry Act
- H.R. 7716: American Family and Private Property Defense Act
- H.R. 6264: Preventing Pandemic Profiting Act
From Jun 2013 to Oct 2020, Smith missed 49 of 4,461 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.3% 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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