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Rep. Bruce Vento

Former Representative for Minnesota’s 4th District

Vento was the representative for Minnesota’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 2000.

Photo of Rep. Bruce Vento [D-MN4, 1977-2000]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Vento is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 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 Vento sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Vento was the primary sponsor of 15 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 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

Vento sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (27%) Law (14%) Social Welfare (12%) Commerce (12%) Labor and Employment (10%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Housing and Community Development (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Oct 2000, Vento missed 741 of 12,977 roll call votes, which is 5.7%. This is worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 2000. 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: