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Vice President Walter Mondale

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

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).

Photo of Vice President Walter Mondale [D, 1977-1981]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Mondale is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1976 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 Mondale sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Mondale was the primary sponsor of 6 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 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).

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

Missed Votes

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

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