Johnson is the representative for Louisiana’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Johnson is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He is also House Republican Conference Vice Chair, a party leadership role. Party leaders focus more on setting their party’s legislative priorties than on introducing legislation.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Johnson.
Johnson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Johnson has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Mike Johnson sits on the following committees:
Johnson was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5384 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Crosby Street in Mansfield, Louisiana, as the “Dr. C.O. Simpkins, Sr., Post Office”.
- H.R. 894 (116th): Lake Bistineau Land Title Stability Act
- H.R. 2457 (115th): J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Hydropower Extension Act of 2017
Does 3 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).
Johnson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (19%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (19%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (12%) Environmental Protection (12%) Immigration (12%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Animals (8%)
Some of Johnson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3197: Save the Liberty Theatre Act of 2021
- H.R. 3049: No Communist Countries Participating in Lobbying Act
- H.R. 2926: One Agency Act
- H.Res. 281: Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require a specific oath ...
- H.R. 2224: History and Tradition Protection Act of 2021
- H.R. 2223: Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
- H.R. 759: Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2021
As House Republican Conference Vice Chair, Johnson may be focused on his responsibilities other than introducing legislation, such as setting the chamber’s agenda, uniting his party, and brokering deals.
From Jan 2017 to Jun 2021, Johnson missed 113 of 2,336 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives 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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