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Rep. Robert Smith

Former Representative for Oregon’s 2nd District

Smith, a Republican, was the representative for Oregon's 2nd congressional district from 1997 to 1998.

He was previously the representative for Oregon's 2nd congressional district (1983-1994).

Photo of Rep. Robert Smith [R-OR2, 1997-1998]


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 1998 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 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Law (14%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Commerce (10%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Environmental Protection (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Dec 1998, Smith missed 458 of 6,880 roll call votes, which is 6.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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: