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Key Votes

Lamar Smith's Voting Records on Issue: Animals and Wildlife

Full Name: Lamar S. Smith
Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 21, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 21
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Beth; 2 Children
Birth Date: 11/19/1947
Birth Place: San Antonio, TX
Home City: San Antonio, TX
Religion: Christian Scientist

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 29, 2012 HR 1837 Water Resources in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Bill Passed - House
(246 - 175)
Yea
July 27, 2011 H Amdt 735 Repeals Laws that Limited Funding for the Endangered Species Act Amendment Adopted - House
(224 - 202)
Nay
March 25, 2009 HR 146 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(285 - 140)
Yea
March 11, 2009 S 22 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Bill Failed - House
(282 - 144)
Nay
Sept. 7, 2006 HR 503 Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill Bill Passed - House
(263 - 146)
Nay
Sept. 29, 2005 H Amdt 588 Endangered Species Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(206 - 216)
Nay
Sept. 29, 2005 HR 3824 Endangered Species Reauthorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(229 - 193)
Yea
July 17, 2002 HR 5093 Department of the Interior Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - House
(377 - 46)
Yea
May 10, 2000 H Amdt 685 Land Conservation-Land Acquisition Funding Amendment Rejected - House
(109 - 315)
Yea
June 8, 1999 H Amdt 140 Lethal Predator Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(193 - 230)
Nay
July 23, 1998 HR 4193 Interior Department FY99 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(245 - 181)
Yea
May 7, 1997 H Amdt 71 Endangered Species Act Exemption Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 196)
Nay
June 12, 1996 H Amdt 1147 Animal Damage Control Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(139 - 279)
Nay
Jan. 4, 1996 HR 1977 1996 Interior Appropriations Veto Override Failed - House
(239 - 177)
Yea
Dec. 13, 1995 HR 1977 Interior Department FY96 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(244 - 181)
Yea
July 18, 1995 HR 1977 Interior Department FY96 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(244 - 181)
Yea
July 12, 1994 H Amdt 725 East Mojave National Preserve Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(239 - 183)
Yea
July 15, 1993 HR 2520 Interior Department Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(278 - 138)
Nay

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