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Rep. Harold Johnson

Former Representative for California’s 1st District

Johnson, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 1st congressional district from 1975 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for California's 2nd congressional district (1959-1974).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Johnson is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Johnson was the primary sponsor of 31 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Water Resources Development (19%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Environmental Protection (8%) Private Legislation (7%) Taxation (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Johnson’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1959 to Dec 1980, Johnson missed 489 of 7,782 roll call votes, which is 6.3%. This is better than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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