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Rep. Timothy Johnson

Former Representative for Illinois’s 15th District

Johnson was the representative for Illinois’s 15th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2001 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Timothy Johnson [R-IL15, 2001-2012]

Enacted Legislation

Johnson was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Johnson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (24%) Health (19%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Taxation (10%) International Affairs (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Johnson voted Aye

Johnson voted No

Passed 269/161 on Aug 1, 2011.

The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute enacted by the 112th ...

Johnson voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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 ...

Johnson voted No

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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