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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Analysis

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 10 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 about one third or more 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 (28%) Taxation (14%) Health (14%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) International Affairs (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Agriculture and Food (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 H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Nay S. 2328: National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
Jun 29, 2016. Motion Agreed to 68/30.
The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) —designated as Pub.L. 114–187 and originally as H.R. 5278— is a federal law enacted by the United States Congress that establishes an oversight board, a process for restructuring debt, and expedited procedures for approving critical ...
Nay S. 2012: Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
Apr 20, 2016. Bill Passed 85/12.
This week, the Senate began debate on the first major energy legislation to be considered since 2007. Introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the bill -- S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act -- received an unlikely overwhelming bipartisan vote when it passed out of ...
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
Nay On the Nomination PN31: Sally Quillian Yates, of Georgia, to be Deputy Attorney General
May 13, 2015. Nomination Confirmed 84/12.
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 Jun 2017, Boozman missed 83 of 1,798 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is much worse than the median of 1.4% 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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