Smith was a moderate Democratic leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Smith’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Smith’s bills had a total of 542 cosponsors in the 102nd Congress.
Use this chart to compare Smith to other members of the House of Representatives in the 102nd Congress on leadership and ideology.
This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.
Some of Smith’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3634 (102nd): To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize the registration of ...
- H.J.Res. 321 (102nd): Designating October 1991 as “Ending Hunger Month”.
- H.R. 2486 (102nd): Ground Transportation Consumer Protection Act of 1991
- H.R. 2357 (102nd): To amend title 28, United States Code, relating to jurisdictional immunities of ...
- H.R. 2184 (102nd): To amend title 28, United States Code, to allow for jury trials ...
- H.R. 2017 (102nd): Federal Sunshine in Litigation Act of 1990
- H.R. 1770 (102nd): Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1989
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From Jan 1983 to Oct 1992, Smith missed 360 of 4,560 roll call votes, which is 7.9%. This is worse than the median of 4.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills