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 2020 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 3, 2017 to Mar 3, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Ron Johnson sits on the following committees:
Johnson was the primary sponsor of 25 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 3257 (116th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 311 West Wisconsin Avenue in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, as the “Einar ‘Sarge’ H. Ingman, ...
- S. 4126 (116th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 104 East Main Street in Port Washington, Wisconsin, as the “Joseph G. Demler ...
- S. 4148 (116th): A bill to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
- S. 3045 (116th): Cybersecurity Vulnerability Identification and Notification Act of 2020
- S. 394 (116th): 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
Does 25 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 (31%) Emergency Management (24%) International Affairs (12%) Health (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Transportation and Public Works (4%) Agriculture and Food (4%) Education (4%)
Some of Johnson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 367: A bill to authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to ...
- S. 111: Luke and Alex School Safety Act of 2021
- S. 114: SOAR Permanent Authorization Act
- S. 4489 (116th): Paycheck Protection Program Integrity Act of 2020
- S. 4236 (116th): Temporary Federal ESOP Grant Program Act of 2020
- S. 4204 (116th): Federal Emergency Pandemic Response Act
- S. 4165 (116th): A bill to repeal section 692 of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform ...
From Jan 2011 to Mar 2021, Johnson missed 69 of 3,036 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. 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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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