Representative Lamar S. Smith's Voting Records

12

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 21, Republican
Issue Category

12 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
9/19/12 HR 5912 Prohibits Public Funding for Political Party Conventions
Bill Passed - House (310 - 95)
Yea
12/01/11 HR 3463 Repeals Taxpayer Financing of Presidential Election Campaigns
Bill Passed - House (235 - 190)
Yea
9/17/09 HR 3221 Prohibiting Federal Assistance to ACORN
Motion Agreed - House (345 - 75)
Yea
9/17/09 HR 3221 Prohibiting Federal Assistance to ACORN
Bill Passed - House (253 - 171)
Nay
7/15/08 HR 5803 Backup Paper Ballots
Bill Failed - House (248 - 170)
Nay
4/15/08 HR 5036 Federal Funding for Voting System Changes
Bill Failed - House (239 - 178)
Nay
7/31/07 S 1 Lobbying and Donation Regulations
Bill Passed - House (411 - 8)
Yea
4/19/07 HR 1905 District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (241 - 177)
Nay
9/20/06 HR 4844 Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (228 - 196)
Yea
7/13/06 HR 9 Voting Rights Act Reauthorization
Bill Passed - House (390 - 33)
Yea
5/03/06 HR 4975 527 Reform Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (217 - 213)
Yea
11/02/05 HR 1606 Online Freedom of Speech Act
Bill Failed - House (225 - 182)
Yea
4/22/04 HR 2844 Continuity in Representation Act of 2003
Bill Passed - House (306 - 97)
Yea
10/10/02 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (357 - 48)
Yea
7/30/98 H Amdt 747 Voter Registration Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (165 - 260)
Yea
7/20/98 H Amdt 744 Labor Political Activity Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (150 - 248)
Yea
7/16/98 H Amdt 723 Increase FEC Funding
Amendment Adopted - House (214 - 210)
Nay
7/14/98 H Amdt 694 Express Advocacy Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (201 - 219)
Yea
3/04/98 HR 856 Puerto Rico Political Status bill
Bill Passed - House (209 - 208)
Nay
5/05/93 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration
Conference Report Adopted - House (259 - 164)
Nay
3/03/93 HR 20 Hatch Act Reform Bill
Bill Passed - House (333 - 86)
Nay
2/04/93 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration
Bill Passed - House (259 - 160)
Nay

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