Rep. Lamar Smith (R)

Representative from Texas’s 21st District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1987-2016 Representative Texas's 21st District
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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

Lamar Smith sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Jun 2015, Smith missed 522 of 17,797 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is worse than 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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