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Rep. Dusty Johnson

Representative for South Dakota’s At-Large District

pronounced DUH-stee // JON-sun


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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Rep. Dusty Johnson [R-SD]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 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 3, 2017 to May 13, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Dusty Johnson sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Johnson was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Johnson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (30%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Native Americans (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Commerce (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Johnson recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Johnson voted Yea

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Johnson voted Nay

Passed 357/59 on Nov 1, 2021.

Johnson voted Yea

Failed 250/168 on May 11, 2021.

Johnson voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Johnson voted Yea

Johnson voted Nay

Passed 329/73 on Sep 17, 2020.

Johnson voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to May 2022, Johnson missed 11 of 1,588 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: