Johnson is the representative for Georgia’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 4, 2007. Johnson is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 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 6, 2015 to Oct 20, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Henry “Hank” Johnson Jr. sits on the following committees:
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 ...
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:
Law (21%) Crime and Law Enforcement (19%) Commerce (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) International Affairs (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Health (8%)
Some of Johnson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8235: Open Courts Act of 2020
- H.R. 7532: Effective Death Penalty Appeals Act
- H.R. 7213: Bivens Act of 2020
- H.R. 6675: Data Broker Accountability and Transparency Act of 2020
- H.R. 6677: APPS Act of 2020
- H.R. 6196: TM Act of 2020
- H.R. 6017: Twenty-First Century Courts Act
From Jan 2007 to Oct 2020, Johnson missed 395 of 9,795 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% 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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