Representative Lamar S. Smith's Voting Records

36

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

36 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
11/18/14 HR 1422 EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (229 - 191)
Yea
8/01/14 HR 5272 To Prohibit Certain Actions with Respect to Deferred Action for Aliens Not Lawfully Present in the United States, and for Other Purposes
Bill Passed - House (216 - 192)
Yea
6/19/14 H Amdt 935 Prohibits a Federal Employee from Requesting Foreign Intelligence Information in Relation to a US Citizen
Amendment Adopted - House (293 - 123)
Nay
5/30/14 H Amdt 763 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Require Journalists to Disclose Sources
Amendment Adopted - House (225 - 183)
Nay
5/22/14 H Amdt 671 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for Certain Climate Change Reports
Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192)
Yea
5/22/14 HR 3361 USA FREEDOM Act
Bill Passed - House (303 - 121)
Yea
5/07/14 H Res 574 Recommends that the House of Representatives Find Lois G. Lerner in Contempt of Congress
Resolution Passed - House (231 - 187)
Yea
3/25/14 HR 2824 Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America
Bill Passed - House (229 - 192)
Yea
3/06/14 HR 3826 Electricity Security and Affordability Act
Bill Passed - House (229 - 183)
Yea
2/27/14 H Amdt 561 Requires Agency Heads to File Negative-Impact Reports
Amendment Adopted - House (249 - 162)
Yea
2/27/14 HR 2804 Achieving Less Excess in Regulation and Requiring Transparency Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (236 - 179)
Yea
2/27/14 HR 3193 Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (232 - 182)
Yea
2/26/14 HR 3865 Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (243 - 176)
Yea
1/14/14 HR 3865 Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/09/14 HR 2279 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (225 - 188)
Yea
1/09/14 HR 3826 Electricity Security and Affordability Act
None - House
Co-sponsor
12/12/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (332 - 94)
Yea
12/05/13 H Amdt 521 Authorizes Judicial Discretion in Awarding Legal Fees in Patent Lawsuits
Amendment Rejected - House (199 - 213)
Nay
12/05/13 H Amdt 524 Limits Covered Customers to Businesses With Less Than $25 Million in Revenue
Amendment Rejected - House (144 - 266)
Nay
12/05/13 HR 3309 Innovation Act
Bill Passed - House (325 - 91)
Yea
11/21/13 H Amdt 512 Requires Natural Gas Pipeline Applications to Include Certain Information
Amendment Rejected - House (183 - 233)
Nay
11/21/13 H Amdt 513 Removes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Permit Issuance Requirement
Amendment Rejected - House (184 - 233)
Nay
11/21/13 H Amdt 515 Prohibits the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act from Taking Effect During the Sequester
Amendment Rejected - House (175 - 243)
Nay
11/21/13 HR 1900 Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act
Bill Passed - House (252 - 165)
Yea
11/20/13 H Amdt 498 Specifies That Certain Fees Do Not Limit the Right to Petition
Amendment Rejected - House (199 - 222)
Nay
11/20/13 H Amdt 503 Requires a Report on the Effect of Flooding on Oil and Gas Facilities
Amendment Rejected - House (202 - 221)
Nay
10/30/13 H J Res 99 Disapproval of the President's Exercise of Authority to Suspend the Debt Limit
Joint Resolution Passed - House (222 - 191)
Yea
10/30/13 HR 992 Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act
Bill Passed - House (292 - 122)
Yea
10/29/13 HR 2374 Retail Investor Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (254 - 166)
Yea
10/23/13 HR 3309 Innovation Act
None - House
Co-sponsor
10/16/13 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (285 - 144)
Nay
10/11/13 H J Res 76 National Nuclear Security Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Bill Passed - House (248 - 176)
Yea
10/10/13 H J Res 79 Border Security and Enforcement Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Passed - House (249 - 175)
Yea
10/09/13 H J Res 90 Federal Aviation Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Passed - House (252 - 172)
Yea
10/08/13 H J Res 84 Head Start Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Passed - House (248 - 168)
Yea
10/07/13 H J Res 77 Food and Drug Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Passed - House (235 - 162)
Yea
10/04/13 H J Res 75 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Passed - House (244 - 164)
Yea
10/04/13 H J Res 85 Federal Emergency Management Agency Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Passed - House (247 - 164)
Yea
10/03/13 HR 3230 Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act
Bill Passed - House (265 - 160)
Yea
10/01/13 H J Res 70 National Park Service Operations, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Failed - House (252 - 176)
Yea
10/01/13 H J Res 71 District of Columbia Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Failed - House (265 - 163)
Yea
10/01/13 H J Res 72 Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Failed - House (264 - 164)
Yea
9/30/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (228 - 201)
Yea
9/29/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (248 - 174)
Yea
9/20/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Passed - House (230 - 189)
Yea
9/18/13 H Amdt 463 Amends the Definition of "Strategic and Critical Minerals"
Amendment Rejected - House (187 - 241)
Nay
9/18/13 H Amdt 466 Requires Mine Operators to Include the Cost of Cleanup in Financial Insurance
Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 235)
Nay
9/18/13 HR 761 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (246 - 178)
Yea
9/12/13 HR 2775 No Subsidies Without Verification Act
Bill Passed - House (235 - 191)
Yea
8/01/13 HR 2879 Stop Government Abuse Act
Bill Passed - House (239 - 176)
Yea

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