Rep. Neal Smith

Former Representative from Iowa’s 4th District, Democrat

Smith, a Democrat, was the representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district from 1973 to 1994.

He was previously the representative for Iowa's 5th congressional district (1959-1972).

Enacted Legislation

Smith was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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:

Government Operations and Politics (16%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Environmental Protection (13%) International Affairs (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) Commerce (11%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Health (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1959 to Nov 1994, Smith missed 858 of 14,287 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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