Our unique analysis of the bills Gore sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gore is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Gore was the primary sponsor of 29 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 272 (102nd): High-Performance Computing Act of 1991
- S.J.Res. 189 (102nd): A joint resolution to establish the month of October, 1991, as “Country Music Month”.
- S. 674 (102nd): A bill to designate the United States Post Office located at 304 West Commercial Avenue in Monterey, Tennessee, as the “J.E. ‘Eddie’ Russell Post Office”.
- S. 2287 (101st): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1991
- S. 2789 (101st): National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act
- S.J.Res. 206 (101st): A joint resolution calling for the United States to encourage immediate negotiations toward a new agreement among Antarctic Treaty Consultative parties, for the full protection of Antarctica ...
- S. 459 (101st): An Act to amend title 35, United States Code, with respect to the use of inventions in outer space.
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).
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%)
Some of Gore’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.J.Res. 338 (102nd): A joint resolution designating the week beginning October 24, 1992 as “World ...
- S. 2937 (102nd): Information Infrastructure and Technology Act of 1992
- S. 2813 (102nd): GPO Gateway to Government Act of 1992
- S. 2810 (102nd): Local Exchange Infrastructure Modernization Act of 1992
- S. 2806 (102nd): Environmental Justice Act of 1992
- S.J.Res. 308 (102nd): A joint resolution adopting certain principles on general rights and obligations with ...
- S. 2668 (102nd): Global Climate Protection Act
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills