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 unless re-elected.
He was previously the representative for Arkansas’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 2001 to 2010.
Read our 2019 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 6, 2015 to Sep 17, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
John Boozman sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
- Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade subcommittee Chair
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies subcommittee Chair
- 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 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S.J.Res. 66: 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: A joint resolution providing for the reappointment of John Fahey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- S. 1152: A bill to provide for the transfer of administrative jurisdiction over certain parcels of Federal land in Arlington, Virginia, and for other purposes.
- S. 1381: A bill to modify the presumption of service connection for veterans who were exposed to herbicide agents while serving in the Armed Forces in Thailand during the Vietnam ...
- S. 3247 (115th): Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018
- S. 3777 (115th): Forever GI Bill Housing Payment Fulfillment Act of 2018
- S.J.Res. 60 (115th): A joint resolution providing for the reappointment of Barbara M. Barrett as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
Does 18 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 (16%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Health (9%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Taxation (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)
Some of Boozman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 4613: A bill to amend the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act to prevent ...
- S. 4404: Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail Designation Act
- S.Con.Res. 42: A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that August 30, 2020, be ...
- S. 4365: A bill to clarify licensure requirements for contractor medical professionals to perform medical ...
- S. 4086: Forgotten Vietnam Veterans Act of 2020
- S.J.Res. 72: A joint resolution providing for the reappointment of Michael M. Lynton as a ...
- S.J.Res. 73: A joint resolution providing for the appointment of Franklin D. Raines as a ...
From Jan 2011 to Sep 2020, Boozman missed 87 of 2,855 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is worse than the median of 1.7% 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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