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 1998. 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)
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%)
Some of Smith’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 583 (105th): Expressing the sense of the House with respect to barriers between the ...
- H.R. 4618 (105th): Agriculture Disaster and Market Loss Assistance Act of 1998
- H.R. 4507 (105th): Financial Markets Reassurance Act of 1998
- H.R. 4326 (105th): Oregon Public Lands Transfer and Protection Act of 1998
- H.R. 4265 (105th): Emergency Farm Financial Relief Act
- H.R. 4195 (105th): Agriculture Export Relief Act of 1998
- H.R. 4149 (105th): Forest Service Cost Reduction and Fiscal Accountability Act of 1998
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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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills