Johnson, a Democrat, is the representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 4, 2007. Johnson is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 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. See full analysis methodology.
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Henry “Hank” Johnson Jr. sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation
- Member, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
- House Committee on the Judiciary
Johnson was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3274 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4567 Rockbridge Road in Pine Lake, Georgia, as the “Francis Manuel Ortega Post Office”.
- H.R. 368 (112th): Removal Clarification Act of 2011
- H.R. 5330 (111th): To amend the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004 to extend the operation of such Act, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 2675 (111th): Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004 Extension Act
- H.R. 1626 (111th): Statutory Time-Periods Technical Amendments Act of 2009
- H.R. 3546 (110th): To authorize the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program at fiscal year 2006 levels through 2012.
- H.R. 4203 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3035 Stone Mountain Street in Lithonia, Georgia, as the “Specialist Jamaal RaShard Addison Post Office ...
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).
Johnson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (23%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Health (13%) Law (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) International Affairs (8%) Commerce (8%)
Some of Johnson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4332: Grand Jury Reform Act of 2017
- H.R. 4330: Cooling-Off Period Elimination Act of 2017
- H.R. 4331: Police Accountability Act of 2017
- H.R. 3664: To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to ...
- H.R. 3454: Southeast Crescent Regional Commission Reauthorization Act of 2017
- H.R. 3132: Restoring Confidence in America’s Elections Act
- H.R. 1907: Election Infrastructure and Security Promotion Act of 2017
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H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
H.Res. 937: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 2943) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department ...
Dec 1, 2016. Passed 277/139.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
H.R. 2218 (112th): Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act
Sep 13, 2011. Passed 365/54.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.R. 1363 (112th): Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Apr 9, 2011. Passed 348/70.
From Jan 2007 to Nov 2017, Johnson missed 371 of 8,303 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 25 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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