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Rep. Bill Johnson’s 2013 Report Card

Representative from Ohio's 6th District
Republican
Serving Jan 5, 2011 – Jan 3, 2021


These year-end statistics cover Johnson’s record during the 2013 legislative year (Jan 3, 2013-Dec 26, 2013) and compare him to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Dec 1, 2014. On Dec. 1, 2014, the statistics were updated to remove Sen. Schatz from the list of Senate sophomores. Schatz only served for several days in the preceding Congress.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Johnson’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Wrote the most laws compared to Ohio Delegation (tied with 1 other)

Johnson introduced 1 bill that became law in 2013. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 3588: Community Fire Safety Act of ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (88th percentile); Competitive House Seats (81st percentile); House Sophomores (88th percentile); House Republicans (84th percentile); All Representatives (90th percentile).

We only count enacted bills (and joint resolutions) that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through companion bills or incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.


 

Was most present in votes compared to Ohio Delegation (tied with 1 other)

Johnson missed 0.2% of votes (1 of 641 votes) in 2013. View Johnson’s Profile »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (0th percentile); Competitive House Seats (9th percentile); House Sophomores (9th percentile); All Representatives (5th percentile).

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 2nd lowest % of bills compared to Ohio Delegation

Johnson tends to gather cosponsors only on one side of the aisle. 25% of Johnson’s 12 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in 2013.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (14th percentile); Competitive House Seats (17th percentile); House Sophomores (31st percentile); House Republicans (26th percentile); All Representatives (30th percentile).

Only Members of Congress who sponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Got bicameral support on the 2nd most bills compared to Ohio Delegation (tied with 1 other)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 2 of Johnson’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 2175: World War II Memorial Prayer ...; H.R. 3588: Community Fire Safety Act of ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (81st percentile); Competitive House Seats (60th percentile); House Sophomores (68th percentile); House Republicans (68th percentile); All Representatives (66th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Cosponsored the 3rd most bills compared to House Republicans

Johnson cosponsored 300 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Competitive House Seats (93rd percentile); House Sophomores (96th percentile); House Republicans (99th percentile); All Representatives (93rd percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 7th least often compared to Competitive House Seats

Of the 300 bills that Johnson cosponsored, 13% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (53rd percentile); Competitive House Seats (14th percentile); House Sophomores (67th percentile); House Republicans (76th percentile); All Representatives (40th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Ranked the 13th bottom/follower compared to House Sophomores

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2013 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Johnson’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (19th percentile); Competitive House Seats (30th percentile); House Sophomores (14th percentile); House Republicans (18th percentile); All Representatives (27th percentile).


 

Got the 16th fewest cosponsors on their bills compared to House Sophomores

Johnson’s bills and resolutions had 56 cosponsors in 2013. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (19th percentile); Competitive House Seats (21st percentile); House Sophomores (18th percentile); House Republicans (26th percentile); All Representatives (26th percentile).


 

Ranked 19th most conservative compared to All Representatives

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2013 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Johnson’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Competitive House Seats (95th percentile); House Sophomores (89th percentile); House Republicans (92nd percentile); All Representatives (96th percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 21st most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 13 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Johnson introduced 3 bills in 2013 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 555: BLM Live Internet Auctions Act; H.R. 2226: Federal and State Partnership for ...; H.R. 2824: Preventing Government Waste and Protecting ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (88th percentile); Competitive House Seats (91st percentile); House Sophomores (88th percentile); House Republicans (87th percentile); All Representatives (92nd percentile).


 

Bills Introduced

Johnson introduced 12 bills and resolutions in 2013. View Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (56th percentile); Competitive House Seats (67th percentile); House Sophomores (73rd percentile); House Republicans (68th percentile); All Representatives (67th percentile).


 

Powerful Cosponsors

2 of Johnson’s bills and resolutions in 2013 had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 894: To amend title 38, United ...; H.R. 2824: Preventing Government Waste and Protecting ...

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (69th percentile); Competitive House Seats (63rd percentile); House Sophomores (61st percentile); House Republicans (62nd percentile); All Representatives (62nd percentile).


 

Committee Positions

Johnson held a leadership position on 0 committees and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Johnson’s Profile »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (0th percentile); Competitive House Seats (0th percentile); House Sophomores (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Johnson supported any of 12 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Johnson 0 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (0th percentile); Competitive House Seats (0th percentile); House Sophomores (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of 2013) was the 113th Congress (freshmen) or 112th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.