Read our 2019 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Aug 7, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Mike Johnson sits on the following committees:
House Committee on the Judiciary
Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet subcommittees
- The Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties subcommittee Ranking Member
- House Committee on Natural Resources
Johnson was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 894: Lake Bistineau Land Title Stability Act
- H.R. 2457: J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Hydropower Extension Act of 2017
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).
Johnson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Environmental Protection (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Immigration (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Animals (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%)
Some of Johnson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7251: Proxy Vote Windfall Prohibition Act
- H.R. 6000: To reauthorize a pilot program to evaluate the effectiveness of certain water-related feasibility ...
- H.R. 6001: To reauthorize a pilot program to evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of ...
- H.R. 5591: Critical Habitat Improvement Act
- H.R. 5384: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 ...
- H.Res. 721: Calling for the establishment of an app ratings board to enforce consistent and ...
- H.R. 3424: Streamlining Environmental Approvals Act of 2019
From Jan 2017 to Jul 2020, Johnson missed 97 of 2,089 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% 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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