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Rep. Nick Smith

Former Representative for Michigan’s 7th District

Smith was the representative for Michigan’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 2004.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

On Oct. 4, 2004, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Smith for public statements impugning the reputation of the House and failing to cooperate with the investigation. They issued a report finding Smith's behavior inappropriate.

Oct. 4, 2004 House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct issued a report finding Smith's behavior inappropriate
Photo of Rep. Nick Smith [R-MI7, 1993-2004]

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 2004 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 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 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).

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: