Read our 2016 Report Card for Johnson.
Our unique analysis of the bills Johnson has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. 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)
Sam Johnson sits on the following committees:
Johnson was the primary sponsor of 24 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.J.Res. 40: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS ...
- H.J.Res. 78: Providing for the reappointment of Stephen M. Case as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- H.J.Res. 80: Providing for the appointment of Roger W. Ferguson as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- H.R. 1475 (114th): Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act
- H.J.Res. 10 (114th): Providing for the reappointment of David M. Rubenstein as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- H.R. 5739 (113th): No Social Security for Nazis Act
- H.J.Res. 117 (113th): Providing for the appointment of Michael Lynton as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
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 sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (29%) Social Welfare (26%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Health (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Transportation and Public Works (4%) Immigration (3%) Environmental Protection (3%)
Some of Johnson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3309: To require the Commissioner of Social Security to make publicly available on-line tools ...
- H.R. 3310: To amend titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act to provide ...
- H.R. 3112: Providing Choice for Social Security Retirees Act
- H.R. 3077: Senior Citizens’ Freedom to Work Act of 2017
- H.Res. 408: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
- H.R. 2372: VETERAN Act
- H.R. 2243: HEARTS Act
|Johnson’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 2028: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 326/96.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
Mar 26, 2015. Passed 392/37.
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), (H.R. 2, Pub.L. 114–10) commonly called the Permanent Doc Fix, is a law that establishes a new way to pay doctors who treat Medicare patients, revising the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. It reform is the ...
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed 203/224.
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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 ...
H.R. 3087 (110th): A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress reports on the status of ...
Oct 2, 2007. Passed 377/46.
From May 1991 to Jul 2017, Johnson missed 1,141 of 17,191 roll call votes, which is 6.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 8 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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