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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
In July 2021, Rep. Johnson was arrested at a protest. The House Committee on Ethics reported that he paid a fine and closed the investigation.
|Jul. 30, 2021||House Committee on Ethics reported the arrest and that he paid the fine, and closed the investigation|
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 Aug 9, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Henry “Hank” Johnson Jr. sits on the following committees:
Johnson was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 6196 (116th): TM Act of 2020
- 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.
Does 8 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 (32%) Commerce (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Health (10%) International Affairs (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Johnson recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 8531: Restoring Artistic Protection Act of 2022
- H.R. 8500: Supreme Court Tenure Establishment and Retirement Modernization Act of 2022
- H.Res. 1190: Expressing support for the designation of November 9, 2022, as “Gold Star Father’s …
- H.R. 8079: Small Business Contracting Fairness Act of 2022
- H.R. 7647: Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act of 2022
- H.Res. 1072: Expressing support for the designation of April 30, 2022, as “National Adult Hepatitis …
- H.R. 7426: 21st Century Courts Act of 2022
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2007 to Jul 2022, Johnson missed 414 of 10,696 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% 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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