Rep. Harley Staggers

Former Representative from West Virginia’s 2nd District, Democrat

Staggers, a Democrat, was the representative for West Virginia's 2nd congressional district from 1949 to 1980.



Our unique analysis of the bills Staggers 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Staggers is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Staggers sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (20%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Energy (18%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Labor and Employment (9%) Environmental Protection (8%) Health (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1949 to Dec 1980, Staggers missed 877 of 8,727 roll call votes, which is 10.0%. This is on par with the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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