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Rep. Harley Staggers Jr.

Former Representative for West Virginia’s 2nd District

Staggers was the representative for West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1992.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Staggers is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Staggers sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Staggers was the primary sponsor of 5 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

Staggers sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (26%) Crime and Law Enforcement (19%) Housing and Community Development (14%) Health (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Environmental Protection (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Oct 1992, Staggers missed 165 of 4,569 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is on par with the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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: