Representative Lamar S. Smith's Voting Records

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Biographical

Full Name: Lamar S. Smith
Current Office: U.S. House - 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
Primary March 4, 2014
General Nov. 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
Issue Category

53 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/14/14 HR 4015 SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (238 - 181)
Yea
2/06/14 HR 4015 SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014
None - House
Co-sponsor
12/20/12 HR 6684 Spending Reduction Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (215 - 209)
Yea
2/01/12 HR 1173 Repeals the CLASS Act
Bill Passed - House (267 - 159)
Yea
10/27/11 HR 2576 Requires Inclusion of Social Security Benefits in Calculation of Modified Adjusted Gross Income
Bill Passed - House (262 - 157)
Yea
12/08/10 HR 5987 Seniors Protection Act
Bill Failed - House (254 - 153)
Nay
11/19/09 HR 3961 Revising Medicare Physician Fee Schedules and Reinstatement of PAYGO
Bill Passed - House (243 - 183)
Nay
7/15/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Veto Override Passed - House (383 - 41)
Yea
6/24/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Bill Passed - House (355 - 59)
Yea
11/15/07 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Veto Override Failed - House (277 - 141)
Nay
11/08/07 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (274 - 141)
Nay
7/11/07 S 1701 Extension of Funding for Transitional Medical Assistance and Abstinence Education
Bill Passed - House (291 - 126)
Nay
5/17/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - House (214 - 209)
Nay
1/12/07 HR 4 Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act
Bill Passed - House (255 - 170)
Nay
5/23/03 HR 2 Jobs and Economic Growth bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (231 - 200)
Yea
4/02/03 HR 743 Social Security Protection Act of 2003
Bill Passed - House (396 - 28)
Yea
6/28/02 HR 4954 Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act
Bill Passed - House (221 - 208)
Yea
7/19/01 HR 7 Community Solutions Act of 2001
Bill Passed - House (233 - 198)
Yea
7/27/00 H Amdt 1041 Social Security Benefits Tax Relief
Amendment Rejected - House (169 - 256)
Nay
7/27/00 HR 4865 Social Security Benefits Tax Relief bill
Bill Passed - House (265 - 159)
Yea
6/28/00 HR 4680 Medicare Rx bill
Bill Passed - House (217 - 214)
Yea
5/26/99 HR 1259 Social Security Lock Box bill
Bill Passed - House (416 - 12)
Yea
9/25/98 H Amdt 914 Save Social Security Act Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (210 - 216)
Nay
9/25/98 HR 4578 Social Security Account Protection bill
Bill Passed - House (240 - 188)
Yea
8/02/96 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (354 - 72)
Yea
7/11/96 H Amdt 1278 Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (201 - 220)
Nay
5/22/96 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill
Bill Passed - House (414 - 10)
Yea
10/19/95 HR 2425 Medicare Preservation Act of 1995
Bill Passed - House (231 - 201)
Yea
11/22/93 H Amdt 416 Penny Amendment to the Government Reform and Savings Act of 1993
Amendment Rejected - House (213 - 219)
Yea
10/07/93 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (311 - 115)
Nay
8/06/93 HR 2010 National Service Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (275 - 152)
Nay
7/28/93 HR 2010 National Service Bill
Bill Passed - House (275 - 152)
Nay
6/30/93 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (305 - 124)
Nay

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