Cheney was Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) and was a Republican. He served from 2001 to 2009.
He was previously the representative for Wyoming’s at-large district as a Republican from 1979 to 1990.
Cheney is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives 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 Cheney sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Cheney was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 712 (100th): A bill for the relief of Lawrence K. Lunt.
- H.R. 1246 (99th): Colorado River Floodway Protection Act
- H.R. 1568 (98th): Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1983
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).
Cheney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Cheney’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1001 (101st): To clarify that charges and fees may be collected in connection with ...
- H.Res. 561 (100th): A resolution directing the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to conduct ...
- H.R. 1679 (100th): Acid Deposition Control Act of 1985
- H.R. 1434 (100th): A bill to amend section 402 of the Surface Mining Control and ...
- H.R. 1089 (100th): A bill to amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of ...
- H.R. 1066 (100th): Energy Security Policy Act of 1987
- H.R. 630 (100th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to exclude ...
From Jan 1979 to Mar 1989, Cheney missed 574 of 4,830 roll call votes, which is 11.9%. This is much worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1989. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills