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Rep. Nick Smith

Former Representative from Michigan’s 7th District, Republican

Smith, a Republican, was the representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district from 1993 to 2004.

Photo of Rep. Nick Smith [R-MI7, 1993-2004]

Analysis

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 2004. 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 7 bills that were 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:

Economics and Public Finance (16%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Agriculture and Food (15%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Law (11%) Commerce (10%) Families (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 2004, Smith missed 300 of 7,080 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. 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: