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Vice President Mike Pence

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

Pence is Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 20, 2017. Pence is next up for reelection in 2020.

He was previously the representative for Indiana’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 2003 to 2012; and the representative for Indiana’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 2001 to 2002.

Photo of Vice President Mike Pence [R]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Pence is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Pence sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pence sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (22%) Science, Technology, Communications (17%) Health (13%) Taxation (13%) Commerce (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Law (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Pence voted Aye

Pence voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Pence voted Yea

Pence voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2001 to Jan 2013, Pence missed 451 of 8,568 roll call votes, which is 5.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. 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: