Johnston was the representative for North Carolina’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1981 to 1982.
Johnston is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Johnston sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Johnston sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Johnston’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 366 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that legislation should ...
- H.R. 5927 (97th): A bill to provide duty-free treatment with respect to certain industrial safety ...
- H.R. 5257 (97th): A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 relating ...
- H.R. 5258 (97th): A bill to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 ...
- H.R. 5259 (97th): A bill to amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of ...
- H.R. 4049 (97th): A bill to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 ...
- H.R. 3408 (97th): A bill to amend title 17 of the United States Code to ...
From Jan 1981 to Dec 1982, Johnston missed 95 of 812 roll call votes, which is 11.7%. This is worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills