Sen. Ron Johnson

Senator from Wisconsin, Republican

Johnson, a Republican, is the senior senator from Wisconsin and has served since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2022).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Johnson.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Johnson has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. 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)

Committee Membership

Ron Johnson sits on the following committees:

The 115th Congress began at noon on January 3, 2017. Committee assignments for the new Congress have not yet been made. The committee membership information below is as of the end of the 114th Congress, on January 3, 2017.

Enacted Legislation

Johnson was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Johnson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (29%) International Affairs (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Emergency Management (13%) Health (9%) Taxation (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Immigration (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Johnson’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Johnson’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
Yea H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Nay S. 601 (113th): Water Resources Development Act of 2013
May 15, 2013. Bill Passed 83/14.
Nay S.Res. 16 (113th): A resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate.
Jan 24, 2013. Resolution Agreed to 86/9.
Nay H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Sep 8, 2011. Bill Passed 89/9.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay S. 223 (112th): FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act
Feb 17, 2011. Bill Passed 87/8.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Jan 2017, Johnson missed 36 of 1,676 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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