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Vice President James “Dan” Quayle

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

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]


Our unique analysis of the bills Quayle sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Quayle is shown as a purple triangle. (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%) Arts, Culture, Religion (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: