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Vice President Mike Pence

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

Pence, a Republican, is Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) and 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 (2003-2012); and the representative for Indiana's 2nd congressional district (2001-2002).

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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. 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%) Law (9%) Commerce (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Pence’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
No H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 14, 2011. Passed 283/136.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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 Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay H.R. 1473 (112th): Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
Apr 14, 2011. Passed 260/167.
No H.J.Res. 48 (112th): Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Mar 15, 2011. Passed 271/158.
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Yea H.R. 2499 (111th): Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010
Apr 29, 2010. Passed 223/169.
Nay H.R. 6532 (110th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the Highway Trust Fund balance.
Jul 23, 2008. Passed 387/37.
Nay H.R. 3087 (110th): A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress reports on the status of ...
Oct 2, 2007. Passed 377/46.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

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. ProPublica has tracked 153 explanations for these missed votes. 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: