Johnson is the representative for Texas’s 30th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 5, 1993. 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 Feb 26, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Johnson was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3196 (116th): Vera C. Rubin Observatory Designation Act
- H.R. 1396 (116th): Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act
- H.R. 3766 (116th): One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act
- H.R. 919 (111th): Veterans’ Medical Personnel Recruitment and Retention Act of 2009
- H.R. 4561 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8624 Ferguson Road in Dallas, Texas, as the “Francisco `Pancho’ Medrano Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 1740 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1502 East Kiest Boulevard in Dallas, Texas, as the “Dr. Caesar A.W. Clark, Sr. Post ...
- H.R. 2223 (103rd): To designate the Federal building located at 525 Griffin Street in Dallas, Texas, as the “A. Maceo Smith Federal Building”.
Does 7 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.Res. 155: Expressing the profound sorrow of the House of Representatives on the death of ...
- H.R. 937: To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to integrate telehealth models ...
- H.R. 204: STEM Opportunities Act
- H.R. 144: Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act
- H.Res. 1263 (116th): Honoring the 50th anniversary of the Joint Center for Political and Economic ...
- H.Res. 1169 (116th): Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- H.R. 8273 (116th): Energizing Technology Transfer Act
From Jan 1993 to Feb 2021, Johnson missed 914 of 18,173 roll call votes, which is 5.0%. This is much worse 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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