Johnson was the representative for Illinois’s 15th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2001 to 2012.
Johnson was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2300 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 127 East Locust Street in Fairbury, Illinois, as the “Dr. Francis Townsend Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 4805 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 105 North Quincy Street in Clinton, Illinois, as the “Gene Vance Post Office Building”.
Does 2 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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (24%) Health (19%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Taxation (10%) International Affairs (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Social Welfare (10%)
Some of Johnson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4742 (112th): To reduce temporarily the duty on Prosulfuron.
- H.R. 4745 (112th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on Cypermethrin.
- H.R. 4744 (112th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on Cyproconazole.
- H.R. 4743 (112th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on Pymetrozine.
- H.R. 4741 (112th): To extend and modify the temporary reduction of duty on Avermectin B.
- H.R. 4289 (112th): Transparency and Accountability in Congressional Travel Act of 2012
- H.R. 3774 (112th): Citizen Legislator Act of 2012
From Jan 2001 to Jan 2013, Johnson missed 470 of 8,568 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. 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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