Boozman is the senior senator from Arkansas and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Boozman is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He was previously the representative for Arkansas’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 2001 to 2010.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Boozman.
Boozman is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate 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 Boozman has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Apr 29, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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John Boozman sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Ranking Member
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies subcommittee Ranking Member
- Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Boozman was the primary sponsor of 23 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 4365 (116th): A bill to clarify licensure requirements for contractor medical professionals to perform medical disability examinations for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
- S.J.Res. 72 (116th): A joint resolution providing for the reappointment of Michael M. Lynton as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- S.J.Res. 73 (116th): A joint resolution providing for the appointment of Franklin D. Raines as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- S.J.Res. 66 (116th): A joint resolution providing for the appointment of Denise O’Leary as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- S.J.Res. 65 (116th): A joint resolution providing for the reappointment of John Fahey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- S. 3187 (116th): A bill to permit the Scipio A. Jones Post Office in Little Rock, Arkansas, to accept and display a portrait of Scipio A. Jones, and for other ...
- S. 1152 (116th): A bill to provide for the transfer of administrative jurisdiction over certain parcels of Federal land in Arlington, Virginia, and for other purposes.
Does 23 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).
Boozman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (36%) International Affairs (18%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Health (9%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Taxation (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%)
Some of Boozman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 657: A bill to modify the presumption of service connection for veterans who were ...
- S. 5007 (116th): Holding Providers Harmless From Medicare Cuts During COVID–19 Act of 2020
- S. 4925 (116th): Smithsonian and National Gallery of Art Collections Space Authorization Act
- S.Res. 774 (116th): A resolution honoring the United Nations World Food Programme on the occasion ...
- S. 4613 (116th): Contact Lens Rule Modernization Act
- S. 4404 (116th): Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail Designation Act
- S.Con.Res. 42 (116th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that August 30, 2020, ...
From Jan 2011 to Apr 2021, Boozman missed 87 of 3,141 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is worse than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators 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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