Smith, a Republican, was the representative for Washington’s 3rd congressional district from 1995 to 1998.
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.
Smith was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
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%)
Some of Smith’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4548 (105th): To make a technical correction to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic ...
- H.R. 4220 (105th): Veterans Benefits Restoration Act of 1998
- H.R. 3987 (105th): Deer and Elk Protection Act
- H.R. 3861 (105th): Home Owners Military Equity Act of 1998
- H.R. 3543 (105th): To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit a ...
- H.R. 3299 (105th): Family Genetic Privacy and Protection Act
- H.R. 3019 (105th): Anti-Money Laundering and Paycheck Accountability Act
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills