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Vice President Albert Gore Jr.

Former Vice President of the United States

Gore was Vice President of the United States and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 2001.

He was previously a senator from Tennessee as a Democrat from 1985 to 1992; the representative for Tennessee’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1983 to 1984; and the representative for Tennessee’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1977 to 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 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 from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 8, 1992. 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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Does 29 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

Gore sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recently Introduced Bills

Gore recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

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.

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: