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Former Republican Representative (WA-3):
Linda Smith on the Issues

Linda Smith on Abortion

No stance on record.

Linda Smith on Budget & Economy

  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)

Linda Smith on Civil Rights

  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)

Linda Smith on Corporations

No stance on record.

Linda Smith on Crime

  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeus corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)

Linda Smith on Drugs

No stance on record.

Linda Smith on Education

  • Voted YES on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

Linda Smith on Energy & Oil

  • Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)

Linda Smith on Environment

  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)

Linda Smith on Families & Children

  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)

Linda Smith on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Linda Smith on Free Trade

  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)

Linda Smith on Government Reform

  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)

Linda Smith on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Linda Smith on Health Care

No stance on record.

Linda Smith on Homeland Security

  • Voted NO on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)

Linda Smith on Immigration

  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)

Linda Smith on Jobs

  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)

Linda Smith on Principles & Values

  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)

Linda Smith on Social Security

  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)

Linda Smith on Tax Reform

  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)

Linda Smith on War & Peace

  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)

Linda Smith on Welfare & Poverty

  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)