Sen. Robert “Bob” Smith [R]

Former Senator from New Hampshire

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1990-2002 Senator New Hampshire
1985-1990 Representative New Hampshire's 1st District

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Smith sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2002. 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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Smith sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Law (15%) International Affairs (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Commerce (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1991 to Nov 2002, Smith missed 39 of 4,110 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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