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.
Read our 2020 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 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 Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Dusty Johnson sits on the following committees:
Johnson was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2454 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 123 East Sharpfish Street in Rosebud, South Dakota, as the “Ben Reifel Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 382 (116th): To provide for the conveyance of the Custer County Airport, and for other purposes.
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).
Johnson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Agriculture and Food (31%) Government Operations and Politics (23%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Education (8%) Commerce (8%) Labor and Employment (8%)
Some of Johnson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3999: To appropriately limit the size of the population required for urban areas of ...
- H.R. 3592: To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to update the modeling ...
- H.R. 3104: Get Americans Back To Work Act
- H.R. 2585: FIRE Act of 2021
- H.R. 2520: KIDS Success Act
- H.R. 1637: To approve certain advanced biofuel registrations, to require the consideration of certain advanced ...
- H.R. 1638: Gilt Edge Mine Conveyance Act
From Jan 2019 to Jun 2021, Johnson missed 8 of 1,126 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 2.0% 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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