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Sen. Mike Johanns

Former Senator for Nebraska

Johanns was a senator from Nebraska and was a Republican. He served from 2009 to 2014.

Photo of Sen. Mike Johanns [R-NE, 2009-2014]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Johanns.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Johanns is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2014 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 Johanns sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 12, 2014. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Johanns was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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

Johanns sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Environmental Protection (18%) Taxation (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Health (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Immigration (7%) Agriculture and Food (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Johanns’s Vote Vote Description
Not Voting H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Yea On the Nomination PN509: Katherine Archuleta, of Colorado, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management for a term of four years
Oct 30, 2013. Nomination Confirmed 62/35.
Yea S. 3240 (112th): Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012
Jun 21, 2012. Bill Passed 64/35.
Yea S. 1619 (112th): Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011
Oct 11, 2011. Bill Passed 63/35.
Yea H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
Nay H.R. 3326 (111th): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010
Dec 19, 2009. Motion Agreed to 88/10.
Nay H.R. 3183 (111th): Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
Oct 15, 2009. Conference Report Agreed to 80/17.
Nay On the Nomination PN64-7: Eric H. Holder, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be Attorney General
Feb 2, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 75/21.
Nay On the Nomination PN64-6: Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury
Jan 26, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 60/34.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Dec 2014, Johanns missed 70 of 1,839 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2014. 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: