Sen. Tim Johnson [D]

Former Senator from South Dakota

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1997-2014 Senator South Dakota
1993-1996 Representative South Dakota's At-Large District
1987-1992 Representative South Dakota's 1st District

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2014. 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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Johnson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (31%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Taxation (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) International Affairs (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Native Americans (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2014, Johnson missed 402 of 5,733 roll call votes, which is 7.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2014. 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: