Read our 2018 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 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 Aug 1, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
John Boozman sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
- Chair, Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade
- Member, Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources
- Member, Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Chair, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
- Member, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
- Member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
- 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 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- 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: A joint resolution providing for the reappointment of Barbara M. Barrett as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- S. 3024: Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
- S.J.Res. 36: A joint resolution providing for the appointment of Roger W. Ferguson as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- S.J.Res. 35: A joint resolution providing for the appointment of Michael Govan as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
Does 15 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 (33%) International Affairs (18%) Health (11%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Taxation (7%) Environmental Protection (5%)
Some of Boozman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2096: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize States and ...
- S. 2073: A bill to address fees erroneously collected by Department of Veterans Affairs for ...
- S. 1918: Hunger-Free Summer for Kids Act of 2019
- S. 1906: Improve Well-Being for Veterans Act
- S. 1544: Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act of 2019
- S.Res. 211: A resolution recognizing the Aviation Cadet Museum in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, as “America’s ...
- S. 1381: A bill to modify the presumption of service connection for veterans who were ...
From Jan 2011 to Aug 2019, Boozman missed 87 of 2,506 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 1.5% 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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