Rep. Lloyd Smucker
Representative for Pennsylvania’s 11th District
pronounced loyd // SMUH-ker
Smucker is the representative for Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Smucker is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 59 years old.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 16th congressional district as a Republican from 2017 to 2018.
Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided by themselves rather than by voters. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.
Smucker was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, Smucker voted to skip Arizona and/or Pennsylvania in the counting of presidential electors, states which returned certified results for Trump’s opponent. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors. President Trump was indicted in 2023 for soliciting the Vice President to subvert Congress’s certification of the election and his role in the fraudulent slates of electors and the insurrection at the Capitol.
Rep. Smucker failed to complete security screening on May 19, 2021 and was fined $5,000. Smucker appealed and on June 28, 2021, the Committee rejected his appeal.
|May. 24, 2021||House Committee on Ethics announced that Smucker had been fined by the Sergeant at Arms|
|Jun. 28, 2021||House Committee on Ethics rejected Smucker's appeal of the fine|
Smucker did not request any earmarks for fiscal year 2024.
Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. More about FY2024 earmark requests from Demand Progress Education Fund »
Read our 2022 Report Card for Smucker.
Smucker is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Smucker has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 29, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Lloyd Smucker sits on the following committees:
Smucker was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Smucker sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (24%) Health (18%) Immigration (15%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Families (9%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Smucker recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5688: Bipartisan HSA Improvement Act of 2023
- H.R. 4721: Main Street Tax Certainty Act
- H.R. 3734: Essential Workers for Economic Advancement Act
- H.R. 3029: Primary Care Enhancement Act of 2023
- H.R. 1842: Student Loan Tax Elimination Act
- H.R. 1656: USA Workforce Tax Credit Act
- H.R. 1475: Hospital Adoption Education Act of 2023
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2017 to Sep 2023, Smucker missed 80 of 3,675 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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