Representative Lamar S. Smith's Voting Records

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 21, Republican
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
9/09/14 H Res 644 Disapproving of the Administration Not Notifying Congress before Transferring Guantanamo Bay Detainees, and Expressing Concern Over the Transfer
None - House
Co-sponsor
7/11/14 HR 5078 Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014
None - House
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3/04/14 HR 4138 Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of (ENFORCE) the Law Act of 2014
None - House
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2/06/14 HR 4012 Secret Science Reform Act of 2014
None - House
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2/06/14 HR 4015 SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014
None - House
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1/14/14 HR 3865 Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014
None - House
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1/09/14 HR 3826 Electricity Security and Affordability Act
None - House
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1/07/14 HR 3811 Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014
None - House
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11/20/13 HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014
None - House
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10/28/13 HR 3350 Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013
None - House
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10/23/13 HR 3309 Innovation Act
None - House
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7/11/13 HR 2655 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013
None - House
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7/10/13 HR 2641 Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2013
None - House
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6/28/13 HR 2575 Save American Workers Act of 2014
None - House
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5/16/13 HR 2009 Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013
None - House
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5/16/13 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013
None - House
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5/14/13 HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
None - House
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4/26/13 HR 1797 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
None - House
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4/09/13 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013
None - House
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4/09/13 HR 1422 EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013
None - House
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3/15/13 HR 3 Northern Route Approval Act
None - House
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1/23/13 HR 367 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013
None - House
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1/03/13 HR 45 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010
None - House
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9/18/12 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012
None - House
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7/09/12 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
None - House
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6/15/12 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
None - House
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4/27/12 HR 4970 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012
None - House
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3/21/12 HR 9 Income Tax Deduction for Small Businesses
None - House
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2/17/12 HR 4078 Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act
None - House
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1/23/12 HR 3803 District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
None - House
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12/01/11 HR 3541 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012
None - House
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9/22/11 HR 3010 Establishes Additional Requirements for Regulatory Agencies
None - House
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9/22/11 HR 3012 Repeals Country of Origin Limits for Green Cards Issued to Immigrants
None - House
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7/15/11 HR 2560 Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011
None - House
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6/03/11 HR 2117 Repeals Department of Education Regulations
None - House
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4/15/11 HR 1633 Limits Regulation of Farm Dust
None - House
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3/30/11 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments
None - House
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2/08/11 HR 527 Increases Requirements for Agencies that Promulgate Regulations Affecting Small Businesses
None - House
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1/26/11 HR 459 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012
None - House
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1/26/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
None - House
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1/25/11 HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices
None - House
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1/20/11 HR 10 Congressional Approval of Regulations
None - House
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1/20/11 HR 3 Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion
None - House
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1/20/11 HR 358 Amends Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to Prohibit Abortion Coverage
None - House
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1/12/11 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
None - House
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1/05/11 H J Res 2 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
None - House
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1/05/11 HR 2 Repealing the Health Care Bill
None - House
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5/12/10 HR 5281 Removal Clarification Act
None - House
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6/19/08 HR 6304 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments
None - House
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12/06/07 H Res 847 Recognition of the Importance of Christmas and Christianity
None - House
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