Lloyd Smucker

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Lloyd Smucker
Lloyd Smucker official congressional photo.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded by Joe Pitts
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 13th district
In office
January 6, 2009 – November 30, 2016
Preceded by Gib Armstrong
Succeeded by Scott Martin
Personal details
Born (1964-01-23) January 23, 1964 (age 53)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Residence West Lampeter Township, Pennsylvania
Occupation Businessman
Website Congressman Lloyd Smucker

Lloyd K. Smucker (born January 23, 1964) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district. Previously, he was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing the 13th District from 2009 to 2016.


Smucker was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Daniel and Arie Smucker.[1] After graduating from Lancaster Mennonite High School in 1981, he attended Lebanon Valley College and Franklin & Marshall College.[2] For twenty-five years, he served as president of the Smucker Company, a family-owned commercial construction firm in Smoketown.[3]

Smucker was a member of the West Lampeter Township Planning Commission for four years before serving two terms as a township supervisor.[3] In 2008, after 23-year incumbent Gib Armstrong decided to retire, Smucker entered the four-way Republican primary to succeed him, receiving 47% of the vote.[4] In the general election, he defeated his Democratic opponent, Lancaster City Council member José E. Urdaneta, by a margin of 57%-43%.[5]

In the Senate, Smucker served as chair of the Intergovernmental Operations Committee, vice-chair of the Labor & Industry Committee, and a member of the Appropriations, Education, Local Government, and Urban Affairs & Housing Committees.[1]

On September 24, 2014, Smucker voted against Pennsylvania senate bill SB1182 which would legalize medical cannabis in Pennsylvania.[6]

U.S. Congress[edit]

On November 8, 2016, Smucker defeated Christina Hartman in the race to replace the retiring Joe Pitts in Congress.[7] He was sworn in to represent Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District on January 3, 2017.[8]

Political positions[edit]

As of 4 April 2017, Smucker voted with his party in 98.1% of votes so far in the current session of Congress and voted in line with President Trump's position in 100% of votes.[9][10]


Smucker opposes abortion.[11]

Donald Trump[edit]

In February 2017, he voted against resolution that would have directed the House to request 10 years of Trump's tax returns, which would then have been reviewed by the House Ways and Means Committee in a closed session.[12]


Smucker opposes federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.[11]

In February 2017, he voted to repeal the Stream Protection Rule, a regulation that required coal companies to restore streams and mined areas to their pre-development conditions.[9] In February 2017, he voted in favor of repealing a rule that required energy companies to disclose payments to foreign governments.[9]

Health care[edit]

He favors repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).[13][11] Smucker supported the American Health Care Act, the GOP's replacement plan for Obamacare.[14]

LGBT rights[edit]

Smucker opposes same-sex marriage.[11][15]


In March 2017, Smucker voted to reverse a Federal Communications Commission privacy rule that prevented internet service providers from to selling their customers' browsing data.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Lloyd K. Smucker". Pennsylvania State Senate. 
  2. ^ "Senator Lloyd K. Smucker". Project Vote Smart. 
  3. ^ a b "Lloyd K. Smucker". State Senator Lloyd Smucker. 
  4. ^ "2008 Generalĺ Primary". Pennsylvania Department of State. 
  5. ^ "2008 General Election". Pennsylvania Department of State. 
  6. ^ Murphy, Jan. "Medical marijuana: How our southcentral Pa. senators voted". http://www.pennlive.com. Retrieved 25 September 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  7. ^ Stuhldreher, Tim. "Lloyd Smucker beats Christina Hartman, Shawn House in 16th Congressional District race". LancasterOnline. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Smucker announces committee assignments for 115th Congress" (Press release). Washington D.C.: Congressman Lloyd Smucker. January 13, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b c d Bycoffe, Aaron (2017-01-30). "Tracking Lloyd Smucker In The Age Of Trump". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved 2017-04-04. 
  10. ^ Willis, Derek. "Represent". ProPublica. Retrieved 2017-04-04. 
  11. ^ a b c d "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. Retrieved 2017-04-04. 
  12. ^ "These are all the Republicans who don't want you to see Donald Trump's tax returns". indy100. 2017-02-28. Retrieved 2017-03-01. 
  13. ^ Writer, SAM JANESCH | Staff. "Rep. Lloyd Smucker interacts with critics who disrupted Lancaster Chamber event". LancasterOnline. Retrieved 2017-04-04. 
  14. ^ The New York Times (2017-03-20). "How House Republicans Planned to Vote on the Obamacare Replacement". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-04-04. 
  15. ^ Writer, KAREN SHUEY Staff. "Same-sex debate at standstill in Pa.". LancasterOnline. Retrieved 2017-04-04. 

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United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
John Rutherford
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Darren Soto