Rep. Lamar Smith

Texas - District 21

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1987-2015 Representative,
Texas's 21st District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Smith is a moderate Republican leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship. Smith’s bills have had a total of 88 cosponsors in the 113th Congress.

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Committee Membership

Lamar Smith sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Apr 2014, Smith missed 503 of 17,020 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% 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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