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
8/07/98 H Amdt 869 Illegal Drug Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (250 - 169)
Yea
8/07/98 H Amdt 871 Adoption Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (227 - 192)
Yea
8/07/98 HR 4380 District of Columbia FY99 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (214 - 206)
Yea
8/06/98 H Amdt 862 Federal Campaign Finance Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (147 - 222)
Nay
8/06/98 H Amdt 865 Abortion Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (180 - 243)
Nay
8/06/98 H Amdt 874 Low Income Educational Scholarship Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (214 - 208)
Yea
8/06/98 HR 2183 Campaign Finance Reform bill
Bill Passed - House (252 - 179)
Nay
8/03/98 H Amdt 690 Shays Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (237 - 186)
Nay
7/30/98 H Amdt 747 Voter Registration Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (165 - 260)
Yea
7/30/98 H J Res 120 Vietnam Trade Waiver Disapproval resolution
Joint Resolution Failed - House (163 - 260)
Yea
7/29/98 HR 4194 Appropriations bill FY99, Veterans Affairs, HUD
Bill Passed - House (259 - 164)
Yea
7/24/98 H Amdt 776 Patients' Bill of Rights Act Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (212 - 217)
Nay
7/24/98 HR 4250 Patient Protection bill
Bill Passed - House (216 - 210)
Yea
7/23/98 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill
Veto Override Passed - House (296 - 132)
Yea
7/23/98 HR 4193 Interior Department FY99 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (245 - 181)
Yea
7/22/98 H J Res 121 Disapproval of 'Normal Trade Relations' Status with China
Joint Resolution Failed - House (166 - 264)
Nay
7/21/98 H Amdt 753 National Endowment for the Arts Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (253 - 173)
Nay
7/20/98 H Amdt 716 Noncitizen Campaign Contribution Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (267 - 131)
Yea
7/20/98 H Amdt 744 Labor Political Activity Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (150 - 248)
Yea
7/16/98 H Amdt 723 Increase FEC Funding
Amendment Adopted - House (214 - 210)
Nay
7/16/98 H Amdt 728 Federal Health Plan Contraceptive Coverage Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (224 - 198)
Nay
7/16/98 HR 4104 Appropriations bill FY99, Treasury, Postal Service
Bill Passed - House (218 - 203)
Yea
7/15/98 HR 3682 Child Custody Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (276 - 150)
Yea
7/14/98 H Amdt 694 Express Advocacy Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (201 - 219)
Yea
6/25/98 HR 4112 Legislative Branch FY99 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (235 - 179)
Yea
6/24/98 H Amdt 705 Chemical Inducement of Abortion Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (223 - 202)
Yea
6/24/98 HR 4101 Agriculture FY99 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (373 - 48)
Yea
6/24/98 HR 4103 Defense Department FY99 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (358 - 61)
Yea
6/22/98 HR 4059 Military Construction FY99 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (396 - 10)
Yea
6/22/98 HR 4060 Energy FY99 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (405 - 4)
Yea
6/18/98 HR 2646 Education Savings Accounts bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (225 - 197)
Yea
6/17/98 H Amdt 688 Campaign Finance Reform Commission Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (156 - 201)
Nay
6/17/98 HR 3097 Tax Code Termination bill
Bill Passed - House (219 - 209)
Yea
6/05/98 H Con Res 284 Budget Resolution FY98
Resolution Passed - House (216 - 204)
Yea
6/04/98 H Con Res 285 Tiananmen Square Resolution
Resolution Passed - House (305 - 116)
Yea
6/04/98 H J Res 78 Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment
Joint Resolution Failed - House (224 - 203)
Yea
6/04/98 S 1150 Agricultural Research bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (364 - 50)
Yea
5/22/98 HR 2400 Transportation Reauthorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (297 - 86)
Yea
5/21/98 HR 3616 Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill
Bill Passed - House (357 - 60)
Yea
5/20/98 H Amdt 643 Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (190 - 232)
Nay
5/14/98 HR 2431 Religious Freedom
Bill Passed - House (375 - 41)
Yea
5/13/98 H Amdt 621 Enhance Banking Flexibility Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (140 - 281)
Yea
5/13/98 HR 10 Financial Services Act of 1998
Bill Passed - House (214 - 213)
Nay
5/06/98 HR 6 Higher Education Programs Authorization Extension bill
Bill Passed - House (414 - 4)
Yea
4/30/98 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (242 - 163)
Yea
4/30/98 S 1502 Washington, D.C. School Vouchers bill
Bill Passed - House (214 - 206)
Yea
4/29/98 HR 3717 Needle Exchange Funding Ban
Bill Passed - House (287 - 140)
Yea
4/28/98 HR 3736 Nonimmigrant Specialty Workers bill
None - House
Sponsor
4/22/98 H J Res 111 Tax Limitation Amendment
Joint Resolution Failed - House (238 - 186)
Yea
4/01/98 H Amdt 548 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 225)
Yea

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