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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 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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Does 2 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).

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%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Immigration (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Johanns recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Johanns voted Not Voting

Bill Passed 76/16 on Dec 16, 2014.

Johanns voted Yea

Joint Resolution Passed 78/22 on Sep 18, 2014.

Johanns voted Yea

Johanns voted Yea

Johanns voted Yea

Johanns voted Yea

Johanns voted Yea

Motion Agreed to 81/19 on Dec 15, 2010.

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 …

Johanns voted Nay

Bill Passed 77/20 on Mar 19, 2009.

The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Pub.L. 111–11, H.R. 146) is a law passed in the 111th United States Congress and signed into …

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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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