Johnson is the representative for South Dakota’s at-large district and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Johnson is next up for reelection in 2020.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Johnson.
Johnson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Johnson has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 21, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Dusty Johnson sits on the following committees:
Johnson was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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 sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Johnson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5147: Worker’s Choice Act of 2019
- H.R. 4909: CFTC Cost-Benefit Analysis Improvement Act
- H.R. 4773: Livestock Risk Management and Education Act
- H.R. 4253: Empower Parents in College Act of 2019
- H.R. 3840: National Defense Cybersecurity Consortia Act of 2019
- H.R. 3183: Feed Emergency Enhancement During Disasters Act
- H.R. 3132: Rapid Fielding Defense Capabilities and Risk Assessment Act
From Jan 2019 to Jan 2020, Johnson missed 3 of 723 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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