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Vice President James “Dan” Quayle

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

Quayle, a Republican, was Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) from 1989 to 1993.

He was previously a senator from Indiana (1981-1989); and the representative for Indiana’s 4th congressional district (1977-1980).

Photo of Vice President James “Dan” Quayle [R, 1989-1993]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Quayle is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1990 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 Quayle sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Quayle was the primary sponsor of 18 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

Quayle sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (22%) Labor and Employment (21%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Health (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Taxation (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Primary Sources

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