Vice President Walter Mondale

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

Mondale, a Democratic, was Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) from 1977 to 1981.

He was previously a senator from Minnesota (1964-1976; Democrat).



Our unique analysis of the bills Mondale sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Mondale is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Mondale sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (37%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Social Welfare (10%) Families (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Education (8%) Taxation (7%) International Affairs (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1965 to Oct 1976, Mondale missed 876 of 5,163 roll call votes, which is 17.0%. This is worse than the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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