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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 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 3, 2017 to Feb 23, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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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.Res. 127: Requesting the President transmit to the House of Representatives not later than 14 ...
- H.R. 606: No Abortion Bonds Act
- H.R. 605: Student Empowerment Act
- H.R. 9035 (116th): Permanency for Audio-Only Telehealth Act
- H.R. 8717 (116th): FAIR Meat Packing Act
- H.R. 8644 (116th): Secure America’s Medicine Act of 2020
- H.R. 8621 (116th): Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act of 2020
From Jun 2013 to Feb 2021, Smith missed 50 of 4,533 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.0% 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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