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Sen. Robert “Bob” Smith

Former Senator from New Hampshire, Republican

Smith, a Republican, was a senator from New Hampshire from 1990 to 2002.

He was previously the representative for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district (1985-1990).

Photo of Sen. Robert “Bob” Smith [R-NH, 1990-2002]


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)

Enacted Legislation

Smith was the primary sponsor of 5 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:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Law (15%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Commerce (11%) International Affairs (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (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

Missed Votes

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: