Rep. Christopher Smith
Republican, New Jersey, 4th District
Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored
Actions Against the Interests of Children
During the 117th Congress, Rep. Smith has taken 16 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 4 bills and cosponsored 6 bills to help children. Rep. Smith has taken 17 actions we believe to be against the interests of children.
This report card includes information on more than 900 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Rep. Smith has taken the following action during this Congress:
voted against H.R.1 the For the People Act of 2021.
voted for H.R.5984 the IDEA Full Funding Act.
voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021.
voted against H.R.5080 the Secure Background Checks Act of 2021.
voted for H.R.4464 the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act.
voted for H.R.4837 the Honoring Family-Friendly Workplaces Act.
voted for H.R.8213 the Fair Housing Improvement Act of 2022.
voted against H.R.128 the RAISE Act of 2021.
voted against H.R.131 the Kalief’s Law.
voted for H.R.137 the Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2021.
voted for H.R.1603 the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021.
voted against H.R.1620 the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2021.
voted against H.R.1808 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022.
voted against H.R.2377 the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021.
voted against H.R.3617 the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act.
voted against H.R.5129 the Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2022.
voted for H.R.5305 the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act.
voted for H.R.5487 the SHINE for Autumn Act of 2021.
voted for H.R.5551 the Improving the Health of Children Act.
voted for H.R.5561 the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2021.
voted against H.R.5746 the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.
voted against H.R.6531 the Targeting Resources to Communities in Need Act of 2022.
voted for H.R.6878 the Pregnant Women in Custody Act.
voted against H.R.7309 the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2022.
voted for H.R.7666 the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act of 2022.
voted against H.R.7780 the Mental Health Matters Act.
voted for H.R.7790 the Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022.
voted for H.R.7791 the Access to Baby Formula Act of 2022.
voted against H.R.7910 the Protecting Our Kids Act.
voted against H.R.8326 the Ensuring a Fair and Accurate Census Act.
voted against H.R.8404 the Respect for Marriage Act.
voted against H.R.8542 the Mental Health Justice Act of 2022.
voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8876 the Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022.
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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