Our unique analysis of the bills Johnson sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Johnson is shown as a purple triangle. (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
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 about one third or more 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:
Some of Johnson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- 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
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.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills