Rep. Sam Johnson

Representative from Texas’s 3rd District, Republican

Johnson, a Republican, has been the representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district since Jan 3, 1991 (next election in 2016) (map).



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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Johnson for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Sam Johnson sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Johnson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (30%) Social Welfare (20%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (18%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Health (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (4%) Immigration (3%) Transportation and Public Works (3%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From May 1991 to Sep 2016, Johnson missed 1,044 of 16,719 roll call votes, which is 6.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: