Johnson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006 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 sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2001 to Dec 8, 2006. See full analysis methodology.
Johnson was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4312 (106th): Upper Housatonic National Heritage Area Study Act of 2000
- H.R. 3443 (106th): Foster Care Independence Act of 1999
- H.R. 1776 (104th): United States Commemorative Coin Act of 1996
- H.R. 2337 (104th): Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2
- H.R. 1747 (104th): Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act of 1995
- H.R. 483 (104th): An Act to amend the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 to permit medicare select policies to be offered in all States.
- H.R. 2947 (103rd): Commemorative Works Act
Does 13 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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Johnson recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5499 (109th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand and make permanent …
- H.R. 5399 (109th): Medicare Drug Benefit Enrollment Fairness Act of 2006
- H.Res. 802 (109th): Encouraging all eligible Medicare beneficiaries who have not yet elected to enroll …
- H.R. 5311 (109th): Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area Act
- H.R. 4157 (109th): Health Information Technology Promotion Act of 2006
- H.R. 3912 (109th): Flexible Retirement Security for Life Act of 2005
- H.R. 3617 (109th): Medicare Value-Based Purchasing for Physicians’ Services Act of 2005
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1983 to Dec 2006, Johnson missed 413 of 12,865 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills