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Rep. Linda Smith

Former Representative for Washington’s 3rd District

Smith, a Republican, was the representative for Washington’s 3rd congressional district from 1995 to 1998.

Photo of Rep. Linda Smith [R-WA3, 1995-1998]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Smith is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Smith sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Smith was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Smith sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (35%) Commerce (13%) Law (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Health (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 1998, Smith missed 91 of 2,527 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: