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 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 68 years old.
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|
Read our 2022 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, 2019 to Mar 23, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Henry C. “Hank” Johnson sits on the following committees:
Johnson was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 5593 (117th): Cybersecurity Opportunity Act
- 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
Does 9 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 (38%) Commerce (15%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Health (10%) International Affairs (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Johnson recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 1247: To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Freedom Riders, collectively, in recognition …
- H.R. 926: Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act of 2023
- H.R. 927: Supreme Court Ethics Act.
- H.R. 9624 (117th): To end the epidemic of gun violence and build safer communities by …
- H.Res. 1514 (117th): Raising awareness for the cancer chordoma.
- H.R. 9338 (117th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require fairness and …
- H.R. 8936 (117th): Circuit Court Judgeships Act of 2022
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2007 to Mar 2023, Johnson missed 422 of 10,990 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is much worse than the median of 1.5% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||5||0||0.0%||0th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills