Lloyd Bentsen

Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr. was an American politician who was a four-term United States Senator from Texas and the Democratic Party nominee for vice president in 1988 on the Michael Dukakis ticket. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Lloyd Bentsen has 385 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1983 Forum as a Democratic Senator for Texas. The year with the most videos was 1988 with 63 videos. Most appearances with Bill Clinton (24), Leon E. Panetta (14), Al Gore Jr. (13). Most common tags: Democratic Party, Federal Budget, Tax Policy.

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Secretary, Department of the Treasury c. January 24, 1993 - c. September 23, 1994 Videos: 95 U.S. Senator, D-TX January 3, 1971 - January 20, 1993 Videos: 288 U.S. Representative, D-TX 15th December 4, 1948 - January 3, 1955 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • Medal of Freedom Presentations

    Medal of Freedom Presentations

    President Clinton Awarded the Medal of Freedom to former President Ford and others for their various acts of service to…

  • Administration Economic Record

    Administration Economic Record

    Former Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen described the state of the U.S. economy and praised President Bill Clinton for a…

  • Workers' Pension Plans

    Workers' Pension Plans

    Joined by several administration officials, President Bill Clinton announced several new initiatives to help small…

  • Whitewater Investigation Part 1

    Whitewater Investigation Part 1

    Committee members heard further testimony concerning the investigations into Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan. Mr. Bentsen…

  • Waco Investigation Day 3 Part 1

    Waco Investigation Day 3 Part 1

    The joint House subcommittees investigated the failed February 28, 1993 Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau raid on the…

  • Waco Investigation Day 3 Part 2

    Waco Investigation Day 3 Part 2

    In continuing testimony about 1993 raids on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, federal officials testified about…

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Former Ideology Rankings

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .


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