Vice President Richard Cheney

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

Cheney, a Republican, was Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) from 2001 to 2009.

He was previously the representative for Wyoming's at-large district (1979-1990).


Our unique analysis of the bills Cheney sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives 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). Cheney is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cheney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%) Private Legislation (17%) Energy (17%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Environmental Protection (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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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Primary Sources

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