Our unique analysis of the bills Stafford sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Stafford is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Stafford was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2496 (100th): A bill to provide for the leasing of certain real property to the American National Red Cross, District of Columbia Chapter, for the construction and maintenance of ...
- S. 1965 (99th): Higher Education Amendments of 1986
- S. 173 (99th): Tehran American School Claim Act of 1985
- S. 1706 (99th): A bill to authorize the Architect of the Capitol, in cooperation with the Union Station Redevelopment Corp., to design a building or buildings adjacent to Union Station ...
- S. 3021 (98th): A bill to name the Federal Building in Elkins, West Virginia, the “Jennings Randolph Federal Center”.
- S. 1330 (98th): Public Works Improvement Act of 1984
- S. 912 (98th): A bill to modify the authority for the Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake project, and for other purposes.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Stafford sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (22%) Environmental Protection (20%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Education (11%) Energy (9%) Native Americans (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Water Resources Development (6%)
Some of Stafford’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2666 (100th): Global Environmental Protection Act of 1988
- S. 2663 (100th): Global Environmental Protection Act of 1988
- S. 2496 (100th): A bill to provide for the leasing of certain real property to ...
- S. 2432 (100th): Student Aid Integrity and Accountability Amendments of 1988
- S. 2380 (100th): Disaster Relief Act Amendments of 1988
- S.J.Res. 308 (100th): A joint resolution to designate June 1988 as “National Recycling Month”.
- S. 2101 (100th): Water Resources Development Act of 1988
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From Jun 1971 to Oct 1988, Stafford missed 1,060 of 8,581 roll call votes, which is 12.4%. This is much worse than the median of 5.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills