Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Christopher Smith

Rep. Christopher Smith

Republican, New Jersey, 4th District
Office 202-225-3765 | @RepChrisSmith | Facebook

B

Grade

12

Votes for Children

9

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

5

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Smith represents a district with a child poverty rate of 12.6 percent. 5.9 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 14.1 percent are food insecure, and 2.3 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Smith has taken 12 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 9 bills to help children. Rep. Smith has taken 5 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 500 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Rep. Smith has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.1112 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.1122 the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1185 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1236 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1364 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1878 the IDEA Full Funding Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2315 the Keep Our PACT Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2818 the Summer Meals Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.2940 the To extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019..

  • co-sponsored H.R.3070 the CAPABILITY Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • voted against H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • voted for H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • voted for H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • voted against H.R.6800 the The Heroes Act.

  • voted for H.R.7027 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • voted against H.R.7120 the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • voted against H.R.7301 the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020.

  • voted for H.R.7327 the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.748 the CARES Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.897 the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.95 the Homeless Veteran Families Act.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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    2020-09-14T11:49:30-05:00