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Sen. Ron Johnson

Senator for Wisconsin

pronounced ron // JON-sin

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.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Johnson.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Ron Johnson sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Johnson was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Johnson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (28%) International Affairs (17%) Health (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Emergency Management (10%) Taxation (6%) Immigration (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Johnson’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018, the SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Family First Prevention Services Act.; Honoring Hometown ...
Feb 9, 2018. Motion Agreed to 71/28.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have occurred on February 9, 2018 had this bill not been enacted. The bill was introduced as the Honoring Hometown Heroes ...
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 On the Nomination PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General
Apr 23, 2015. Nomination Confirmed 56/43.
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 S. 223 (112th): FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act
Feb 17, 2011. Bill Passed 87/8.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Apr 2018, Johnson missed 37 of 2,052 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 1.4% 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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