Smith is the junior senator from Minnesota and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2018. Smith is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Smith.
Smith is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate 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 has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 30, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Tina Smith sits on the following committees:
Smith was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Smith sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Smith’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 4371: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require employers ...
- S. 4386: A bill to decriminalize and reschedule cannabis, to provide for the regulation of ...
- S. 4372: A bill to provide for unused benefits in a dependent care FSA to ...
- S. 4354: A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to make recourse loans available ...
- S. 4355: A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to ...
- S. 4353: A bill to provide emergency assistance for independent poultry growers, and for other ...
- S. 4093: Emergency Support for Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services Act
From Jan 2018 to Aug 2020, Smith missed 6 of 856 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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