Rep. Lawrence Smith

Former Representative from Florida’s 16th District, Democrat

Smith, a Democrat, was the representative for Florida's 16th congressional district from 1983 to 1992.


Our unique analysis of the bills Smith sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992. 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)

Enacted Legislation

Smith was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Smith sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (33%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Immigration (11%) Social Welfare (9%) Law (7%) Commerce (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Oct 1992, Smith missed 369 of 4,571 roll call votes, which is 8.1%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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