Sen. Robert Stafford

Former Senator from Vermont

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1971-1988 Senator,
1961-1972 Representative,
Vermont's At-Large District

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Stafford was a centrist Republican follower according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Stafford’s time serving in the Senate. Stafford’s bills had a total of 62 cosponsors in the 100th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Stafford to other members of the Senate in the 100th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jun 1971 to Oct 1988, Stafford missed 1,021 of 8,515 roll call votes, which is 12.0%. This is worse than the median of 5.3% 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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