Johnson is the senior senator from Wisconsin and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Johnson is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
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 Senate 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 6, 2015 to Oct 21, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Ron Johnson sits on the following committees:
Johnson was the primary sponsor of 22 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 4148: A bill to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
- S. 394: Presidential Transition Enhancement Act of 2019
- S. 2836 (115th): Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018
- S. 204 (115th): Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017
- S. 585 (115th): Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017
- S. 1103 (115th): Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017
- S. 1083 (115th): A bill to amend section 1214 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for stays during a period that the Merit Systems Protection Board lacks a ...
Does 22 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:
Government Operations and Politics (29%) Emergency Management (21%) International Affairs (14%) Health (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Immigration (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%) Agriculture and Food (5%)
Some of Johnson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 4489: Paycheck Protection Program Integrity Act of 2020
- S. 4236: Temporary Federal ESOP Grant Program Act of 2020
- S. 4204: Federal Emergency Pandemic Response Act
- S. 4165: A bill to repeal section 692 of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act ...
- S. 4210: SHARE Act of 2020
- S. 4197: A bill to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department ...
- S. 4153: National Response Framework Improvement Act of 2020
From Jan 2011 to Oct 2020, Johnson missed 69 of 2,886 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators 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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