Representative Lamar S. Smith's Voting Records

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
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
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
11/14/07 HR 3074 Appropriations for the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Conference Report Adopted - House (270 - 147)
Nay
11/14/07 HR 4156 Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense and Timeline for Withdrawal from Iraq
Bill Passed - House (218 - 203)
Nay
11/09/07 HR 3996 Temporary Tax Adjustments Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (216 - 193)
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
11/08/07 HR 3222 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008
Conference Report Adopted - House (400 - 15)
Yea
11/08/07 HR 3355 Homeowners' Catastrophic Insurance Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (258 - 155)
Nay
11/08/07 HR 3688 United States-Peru Trade Agreement
Bill Passed - House (285 - 132)
Yea
11/07/07 HR 3685 Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA)
Bill Passed - House (235 - 184)
Nay
11/06/07 HR 1495 Water Resources Development Act of 2007
Veto Override Passed - House (361 - 54)
Yea
11/01/07 HR 2262 Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act
Bill Passed - House (244 - 166)
Nay
10/31/07 HR 3920 Trade and Globalization Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (264 - 157)
Nay
10/25/07 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP)
Bill Passed - House (265 - 142)
Nay
10/24/07 HR 505 Native Hawaiian Reorganization Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (261 - 153)
Nay
10/18/07 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization
Veto Override Failed - House (273 - 156)
Nay
10/16/07 HR 2102 Reporter's Source Confidentiality Guidelines
Bill Passed - House (398 - 21)
Nay
10/16/07 H Res 734 Sense of the House on Classification of Information on Corruption in Iraq
Resolution Passed - House (395 - 21)
Yea
10/10/07 HR 2895 National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (264 - 148)
Nay
10/10/07 HR 3056 Tax Collection Responsibility Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (232 - 173)
Nay
10/04/07 HR 2740 Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (MEJA) Expansion and Enforcement Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (389 - 30)
Yea
10/04/07 HR 3648 Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (386 - 27)
Yea
10/02/07 HR 3087 Requiring Reports from the Defense Department to Congress Regarding Withdrawal from Iraq
Bill Passed - House (377 - 46)
Yea
9/25/07 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (397 - 16)
Yea
9/25/07 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (265 - 159)
Nay
9/19/07 HR 2761 Terrorism Risk Insurance Revision and Extension Act (TRIA)
Bill Passed - House (312 - 110)
Nay
9/18/07 HR 1852 Expanding American Homeownership Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (348 - 72)
Yea
9/07/07 HR 1908 Patent Reform Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (220 - 175)
Yea
9/07/07 HR 2669 Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants
Conference Report Adopted - House (292 - 97)
Did Not Vote
8/05/07 HR 3222 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008
Bill Passed - House (395 - 13)
Yea
8/04/07 H Amdt 748 Renewable Energy Standards
Amendment Adopted - House (220 - 190)
Nay
8/04/07 HR 2776 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (221 - 189)
Nay
8/04/07 HR 3221 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (241 - 172)
Nay
8/04/07 S 1927 Foreign Intelligence Acquisition
Bill Passed - House (227 - 183)
Yea
8/02/07 H Amdt 734 Prescription Drug Imports
Amendment Rejected - House (146 - 283)
Nay
8/02/07 HR 3159 Mandatory Troop Rest Periods Between Deployments to Iraq
Bill Passed - House (229 - 194)
Nay
8/01/07 HR 3162 State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization
Bill Passed - House (225 - 204)
Nay
7/31/07 HR 2831 Equal Pay Bill
Bill Passed - House (225 - 199)
Nay
7/31/07 S 1 Lobbying and Donation Regulations
Bill Passed - House (411 - 8)
Yea
7/27/07 HR 1 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act
Conference Report Adopted - House (371 - 40)
Nay
7/27/07 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Bill Passed - House (231 - 191)
Nay
7/26/07 HR 3093 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008
Bill Passed - House (281 - 142)
Nay
7/25/07 H Amdt 674 State and Federal Medical Marijuana Law Enforcement and Implementation
Amendment Rejected - House (165 - 262)
Nay
7/25/07 HR 2929 Ban on Permanent Bases in Iraq
Bill Passed - House (399 - 24)
Yea
7/24/07 H Amdt 600 Funding Reduction for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation Account, Amtrak and Other Services
Amendment Rejected - House (94 - 328)
Yea
7/19/07 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Bill Passed - House (276 - 140)
Nay
7/17/07 HR 2641 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - House (312 - 112)
Nay
7/17/07 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers
Bill Passed - House (314 - 97)
Nay
7/12/07 HR 1851 Section 8 Voucher Adjustments Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (333 - 83)
Yea
7/12/07 HR 2956 Redeployment from Iraq Act
Bill Passed - House (223 - 201)
Nay
7/11/07 HR 2669 Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants
Bill Passed - House (273 - 149)
Nay
7/11/07 HR 556 Foreign Investment Oversight
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (370 - 45)
Yea

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