Sam Johnson (Texas)

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Sam Johnson
Sam Johnson.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 3
Incumbent
In office
1991-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 23
PartyRepublican
PredecessorSteve Bartlett (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$5.20 in 2012
First electedMay 8, 1991
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$7,411,261
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas State House of Representatives
1985-1991
Education
High schoolWoodrow Wilson High School, Dallas, TX
Bachelor'sSouthern Methodist University
Master'sGeorge Washington University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Years of service1950-1979
CitationsTwo Silver Stars, two Legions of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, one Bronze Star with Valor, two Purple Hearts, four Air Medals and three Outstanding Unit Awards
Personal
BirthdayOctober 11, 1930
Place of birthSan Antonio, TX
Net worth$48,501
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Sam Johnson (b. October 11, 1930, in San Antonio, TX) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. He represents Texas' 3rd Congressional District. Johnson was first elected to the House in 1991.

Johnson most recently won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Johnson began his political career in the Texas House of Representatives, where he served from 1985 until his election to the U.S. House in 1990.

Johnson is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated Cami Dean, Josh Loveless and Harry Pierce in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014. He will face Paul Blair (G) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Johnson is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Biography

During Johnson's 29-year service in the U.S. Air Force, he fought in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a prisoner of war for seven years.[2]

Johnson won a special election on May 8, 1991, to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by Steve Bartlett.

Career

  • 1950-1979: U.S. Air Force
  • 1985-1991: Texas State House of Representatives
  • 1991-present: U.S. House of Representatives

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Johnson serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Johnson was a member of the following House committees:[2]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[4] For more information pertaining to Johnson's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Johnson voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[6]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Johnson voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[7]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Johnson voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[9] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[10][11] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[11] Johnson voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Nay3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[12][13] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[13] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[14] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Johnson joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.[12][13]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[15] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[16] Johnson voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[17]

Nay3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[18] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Johnson voted against HR 2775.[19]

Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination

Yea3.png Johnson voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[20]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Johnson voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[21] The vote largely followed party lines.[22]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Johnson voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[23]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Johnson voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[24]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[25] Johnson joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[26][27]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Johnson voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[28]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Sam Johnson's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Johnson is a Hard-Core Conservative. Johnson received a score of 15 percent on social issues and 100 percent on economic issues.[29]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[30]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Neutral Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[29]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Sam Johnson (Texas) endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [31]

Campaign themes

2012

Johnson's campaign website listed the following issues:[32]

  • Abiding by the Constitution
Excerpt: "Americans are sick and tired of being bullied into bailouts, the nationalization of our banks, more government expansion, and the federal takeover of our healthcare system. "
  • Economic Security
Excerpt: "When the government is spending your money, Americans want, need and deserve the government to be fiscally disciplined and held accountable."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Americans want a common-sense approach to health care reform, not the Democrat's $1 trillion, 2,000-page government takeover of our nation's health care system."
  • Energy Independence
Excerpt: "I propose making America energy self-sufficient. This is about tapping America's energy to create American prosperity and American security. Ensuring a consistent and steady supply of affordable energy is fundamental to building a strong economy and creating jobs."
  • National Security
Excerpt: "As a 29-year Air Force veteran and a prisoner of war in Vietnam for nearly seven years, I know what it's like to serve your country far away from home and feel like some of your fellow Americans don't care about you."
  • Illegal Immigration
Excerpt: "We must protect our sovereignty once and for all by gaining control of our porous borders, and I believe that we must use every resource at our disposal."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I am an adamant believer in parental control over education. The Constitution does not give the federal government authority to dictate over our schools. "
  • Conservative Values
Excerpt: "With an A rating from the National Rifle Association, I am a firm believer in our Right to Bear Arms. I also strongly believe it is our responsibility to guard this personal freedom."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Johnson is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated Cami Dean, Josh Loveless and Harry Pierce to win the Republican nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014. He will face Paul Blair (G) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Texas District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSam Johnson Incumbent 80.6% 31,178
Harry Pierce 7.8% 3,004
Cami Dean 6.3% 2,435
Josh Loveless 5.4% 2,086
Total Votes 38,703
Source: Texas Secretary of State

2012

See also: Texas' 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Johnson won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 3rd District. He defeated Josh Caesar and Harry Pierce in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012. He ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[33][34]

U.S. House, Texas District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSam Johnson Incumbent 100% 187,180
Total Votes 187,180
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Texas District 3 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSam Johnson Incumbent 83.1% 33,592
Harry Pierce 12% 4,848
Josh Caesar 5% 2,002
Total Votes 40,442

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Johnson attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $7,411,261 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[45]

Sam Johnson (Texas)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 3) Won $1,136,768
2010 US House (Texas, District 3) Won $1,110,253
2008 US House (Texas, District 3) Won $1,213,670
2006 US House (Texas, District 3) Won $1,167,853
2004 US House (Texas, District 3) Won $959,576
2002 US House (Texas, District 3) Won $880,606
2000 US House (Texas, District 3) Won $942,535
Grand Total Raised $7,411,261


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Johnson's reports.[46]

Sam Johnson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[47]April 11, 2013$796,986.96$54,945.64$(88,511.60)$763,421.00
July Quarterly[48]July 11, 2013$763,421.00$179,844.14$(61,404.04)$881,861.10
October Quarterly[49]October 11, 2013$881,861.10$107,965.47$(176,591.13)$813,235.44
Year-End[50]January 28, 2014$813,235$108,998$(60,691)$861,541
Pre-Primary[51]February 18, 2014$861,541$25,220$(280,793)$605,968
April Quarterly[52]April 11, 2014$605,968$119,248$(223,178)$502,037
July Quarterly[53]July 10, 2014$502,037$132,330$(88,694)$545,673
Running totals
$728,551.25$(979,862.77)

2012

Johnson won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson's campaign committee raised a total of $1,136,768 and spent $972,691.[54] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[55]

Cost per vote

Johnson spent $5.20 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Johnson won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Johnson's campaign committee raised a total of $1,110,253 and spent $820,491.[56]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Johnson's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $17,003 and $80,000. That averages to $48,501, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Johnson ranked as the 392nd most wealthy representative in 2012.[57] Between 2004 and 2012, Johnson's calculated net worth[58] increased by an average of 2 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[59]

Sam Johnson Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$40,718
2012$48,501
Growth from 2004 to 2012:19%
Average annual growth:2%[60]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[61]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Johnson is a "far-right Republican leader" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Johnson received in June 2013.[62]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[63]

Johnson most often votes with:

Johnson least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Johnson missed 915 of 15,328 roll call votes from May 1991 to July 2014. This amounts to 6 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[64]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Johnson paid his congressional staff a total of $1,105,360 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranked 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[65]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Johnson was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Johnson's staff was given an apparent $66,250.00 in bonus money.[66]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Johnson ranked 93rd in the conservative rankings in 2013.[67]

2012

Johnson ranked 24th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[68]

2011

Johnson was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 64th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[69]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Johnson voted with the Republican Party 96.8 percent of the time, which ranked 8th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[70]

2013

Johnson voted with the Republican Party 99.3 percent of the time, which ranked 12th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[71]

Personal

Johnson and his wife, Shirley, have three children and 10 grandchildren.[2]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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References

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  58. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  59. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  60. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Bartlett
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 3
1991-Present
Succeeded by
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