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Vice President Albert Gore Jr.

Former Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate)

Gore, a Democrat, was Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) from 1993 to 2001.

He was previously a senator from Tennessee (1985-1992); the representative for Tennessee’s 6th congressional district (1983-1984); and the representative for Tennessee’s 4th congressional district (1977-1982).

Photo of Vice President Albert Gore [D, 1993-2001]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gore is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1992 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 Gore sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Gore was the primary sponsor of 29 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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

Gore sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (26%) Government Operations and Politics (24%) International Affairs (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Taxation (7%) Education (4%) Health (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1985 to Oct 1992, Gore missed 542 of 2,727 roll call votes, which is 19.9%. This is much worse than the median of 4.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1992. 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: