During his 12-year tenure, he served on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Indian Affairs Committee. Senator Smith was a ranking member on the Senate Finance Subcommittee on International Trade and Global Competitiveness, and for six years chaired the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on European Affairs.
USAT remarks on the move here that
Smith becomes the latest in a long line of ex-members who found post-congressional employment opportunities on K Street. CQ MoneyLine, a nonpartisan group that tracks money and politics, says there were 158 former members of Congress who were registered lobbyists last year with at least one client.