Smith was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1981 to 1982.
Smith sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Smith’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 388 (97th): A joint resolution proclaiming William Penn and Hannah Callowhill Penn to be ...
- H.R. 5397 (97th): A bill to designate the building known as the Old Federal Building ...
- H.R. 5396 (97th): A bill to provide for the striking of medals in honor of ...
- H.R. 4810 (97th): A bill to prohibit the imposition of any user fee the proceeds ...
- H.Res. 246 (97th): A resolution authorizing the withholding of city income taxes from Members and ...
- H.R. 4723 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to clarify ...
- H.R. 4722 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide ...
From Jul 1981 to Dec 1982, Smith missed 183 of 656 roll call votes, which is 27.9%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills