Sen. Robert Stafford

Former Senator from Vermont, Republican

Stafford, a Republican, was a senator from Vermont from 1971 to 1988.

He was previously the representative for Vermont's at-large district (1961-1972).


Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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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Primary Sources

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