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Vice President Richard Cheney

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

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.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Enacted Legislation

Cheney was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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 at least about half 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

Cheney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: