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Sen. John Boozman

Senator for Arkansas

pronounced jon // BOHZ-mun

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.

He was previously the representative for Arkansas’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 2001 to 2010.

Photo of Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Boozman.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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 Apr 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

John Boozman sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Boozman was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Boozman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (27%) International Affairs (21%) Health (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Taxation (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Environmental Protection (6%)

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.J.Res. 31: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019
Feb 14, 2019. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
This bill, in its final form, funded the parts of the federal government whose funding was to lapse on February 15, 2019. On December 22, 2018 the 115th Congress was unable to reach a deal to fund some federal agencies through fiscal year 2019 after ...
Yea H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018, the SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Family First Prevention Services Act.; Honoring Hometown ...
Feb 9, 2018. Motion Agreed to 71/28.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have occurred on February 9, 2018 had this bill not been enacted. The bill was introduced as the Honoring Hometown Heroes ...
Yea H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Mar 30, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 51/50.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
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. 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 2019, Boozman missed 87 of 2,321 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is much worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: