Sen. John Boozman

Senator from Arkansas, Republican

Boozman, a Republican, has been the senior senator from Arkansas since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016).

He was previously the representative for Arkansas's 3rd congressional district (2001-2010).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Boozman has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Boozman is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Boozman for more statistics.

Committee Membership

John Boozman sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Boozman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (32%) Health (13%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Taxation (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) International Affairs (8%) Environmental Protection (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Boozman’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Boozman’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 2328: National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
Jun 29, 2016. Motion Agreed to.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 2012: Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
Apr 20, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Nay On the Nomination PN31: Sally Quillian Yates, of Georgia, to be Deputy Attorney General
May 13, 2015. Nomination Confirmed.
Nay On the Nomination PN1: Ashton B. Carter, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Defense
Feb 12, 2015. Nomination Confirmed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Boozman missed 83 of 1,645 roll call votes, which is 5.0%. This is much worse than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 15 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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