Sen. John Boozman

Senator from Arkansas, Republican

Boozman, a Republican, is the senior senator from Arkansas and has served since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2022).

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

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Boozman.

Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

John Boozman sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Boozman was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Boozman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (28%) Health (14%) Taxation (14%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Environmental Protection (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)

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 S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 3246 (110th): Regional Economic and Infrastructure Development Act of 2007
Oct 4, 2007. Passed 264/154.
Yea H.R. 3246 (110th): Regional Economic and Infrastructure Development Act of 2007
Sep 17, 2007. Failed 225/152.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
Yea H.R. 1252 (110th): Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act
May 23, 2007. Passed 284/141.
Yea H.R. 249 (110th): To restore the prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild free-roaming horses and burros.
Apr 26, 2007. Passed 277/137.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Apr 2017, Boozman missed 83 of 1,756 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is much worse than the median of 1.3% 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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