Rep. Albert Walter Johnson
Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 23rd District
Johnson was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 23rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1963 to 1976.
Johnson was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.J.Res. 504 (93rd): Joint resolution to authorize the President to issue annually a proclamation designating the month of May in each year as “National Arthritis Month”.
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Johnson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Taxation (15%) Labor and Employment (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Social Welfare (10%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Education (9%) Housing and Community Development (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Johnson recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 13780 (94th): A bill to increase for a 5-year period the duty on certain …
- H.J.Res. 935 (94th): Joint resolution authorizing the President to proclaim the week beginning on November …
- H.R. 13150 (94th): A bill to increase from 10 to 15 years the period during …
- H.R. 12385 (94th): A bill to amend title IV of the Higher Education Act of …
- H.R. 11518 (94th): A bill to provide that the first sale of crude oil produced …
- H.R. 9169 (94th): A bill to amend the Tax Reform Act of 1969 to extend …
- H.R. 8706 (94th): A bill to prohibit the military departments from using dogs in connection …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Dec 1963 to Oct 1976, Johnson missed 462 of 4,452 roll call votes, which is 10.4%. This is on par with the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills