Representative Lamar S. Smith's Voting Records

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 21, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 21
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
9/26/06 Motion to Resolve Into Secret Session
Motion Rejected - House (171 - 217)
Nay
9/26/06 HR 2679 Public Expression of Religion Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (244 - 173)
Yea
9/26/06 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2005
Bill Failed - House (234 - 172)
Yea
9/26/06 HR 5092 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Bill Passed - House (277 - 131)
Yea
9/26/06 HR 5631 Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007
Conference Report Adopted - House (394 - 22)
Yea
9/26/06 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
Bill Passed - House (264 - 153)
Yea
9/25/06 HR 5062 New Hampshire Wilderness Act
Bill Failed - House (220 - 169)
Yea
9/21/06 HR 6095 Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (277 - 140)
Yea
9/21/06 S 2832 Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 2006
Bill Failed - House (215 - 204)
Yea
9/20/06 HR 4844 Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (228 - 196)
Yea
9/19/06 HR 6095 Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006
None - House
Co-sponsor
9/19/06 HR 6099 Abortion Pain Bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
9/14/06 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (283 - 138)
Yea
9/13/06 HR 4893 Restricting Indian Gaming to Homelands of Tribes Act
Bill Failed - House (247 - 171)
Yea
9/13/06 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006
None - House
Co-sponsor
9/07/06 HR 503 Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill
Bill Passed - House (263 - 146)
Nay
7/29/06 HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill
Bill Passed - House (230 - 180)
Yea
7/28/06 HR 4 Pension Reform Bill
Bill Passed - House (279 - 131)
Yea
7/27/06 HR 4157 Better Health Information Systems Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (270 - 148)
Yea
7/26/06 HR 5682 U.S.and India Nuclear Cooperation Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (359 - 68)
Yea
7/20/06 HR 5684 U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation
Bill Passed - House (221 - 205)
Yea
7/19/06 HR 2389 Pledge Protection Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (260 - 167)
Yea
7/19/06 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005
Veto Override Failed - House (235 - 193)
Nay
7/18/06 H J Res 88 Same-Sex Marriage Resolution
Joint Resolution Failed - House (236 - 187)
Yea
7/18/06 S 2754 Alternative Stem Cell Therapies Act
Bill Failed - House (273 - 154)
Yea
7/13/06 HR 9 Voting Rights Act Reauthorization
Bill Passed - House (390 - 33)
Yea
7/12/06 HR 2990 Credit Rating Agency Duopoly Relief Act
Bill Passed - House (255 - 166)
Yea
7/11/06 H Amdt 1179 Online Gambling Ban Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (114 - 297)
Nay
7/11/06 HR 4411 Internet Gambling Bill
Bill Passed - House (317 - 93)
Yea
6/29/06 HR 4761 Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (232 - 187)
Yea
6/29/06 HR 5672 Commerce Department Appropriations Bill FY 2006
Bill Passed - House (393 - 23)
Yea
6/29/06 H Res 895 Intelligence and Law Enforcement Resolution
Resolution Passed - House (227 - 183)
Yea
6/28/06 H Amdt 1156 Trigger Lock Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (230 - 191)
Yea
6/26/06 HR 5682 U.S.and India Nuclear Cooperation Act of 2006
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/22/06 HR 4890 Line Item Veto Bill
Bill Passed - House (247 - 172)
Yea
6/22/06 HR 5638 Death/Estate Tax Amendment
Bill Passed - House (269 - 156)
Yea
6/20/06 HR 5631 Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (407 - 19)
Yea
6/19/06 HR 5638 Death/Estate Tax Amendment
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/16/06 H Res 861 Global War on Terror
Resolution Passed - House (256 - 153)
Yea
6/14/06 HR 5576 Transportation, Treasury and Housing Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - House (406 - 22)
Yea
6/13/06 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006
Conference Report Adopted - House (351 - 67)
Yea
6/09/06 HR 5522 Foreign Operations and Export Finance Appropriation Act
Bill Passed - House (373 - 34)
Yea
6/08/06 HR 5252 COPE Bill of 2006
Bill Passed - House (321 - 101)
Yea
6/07/06 HR 5521 Legislative Branch FY 2007 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (361 - 53)
Yea
6/06/06 H J Res 88 Same-Sex Marriage Resolution
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/06/06 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriation Act, 2007
Bill Passed - House (389 - 9)
Yea
5/23/06 HR 5384 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - House (378 - 46)
Yea
5/18/06 H Amdt 842 Outer Continental Shelf for Gas and Oil Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (141 - 279)
Yea
5/18/06 H Amdt 856 Outer Continental Shelf Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (217 - 203)
Nay
5/18/06 HR 5386 Interior Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (293 - 128)
Yea

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