Won Pat was the representative from Guam and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1984.
Because Guam is a territory of the United States, and not a state, its representative in the House of Representatives is a delegate with limited voting privileges — Won Pat can currently vote in committee and in certain votes on the House floor, but not if their vote would be decisive. Delegates have a marginalized role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.
Won Pat is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 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 Won Pat sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full analysis methodology.
Won Pat was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 5561 (98th): A bill to enhance the economic development of Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and for other purposes.
- H.R. 5139 (97th): A bill to authorize appropriations for certain insular areas of the United States, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 7694 (96th): An act to authorize the Secretary of Defense to provide civilian career employees of the Department of Defense who are residents of Guam, the Virgin Islands, or ...
- H.R. 4627 (96th): An act to authorize the enlistment of citizens of the Northern Mariana Islands in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
- H.R. 4997 (95th): A bill to amend section 216(b) of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, to entitle the Delegates in Congress from Guam and the Virgin Islands to make nominations ...
- H.R. 13679 (94th): An Act to provide assistance to the Government of Guam, to guarantee certain obligations of the Guam Power Authority, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 5264 (93rd): An Act to amend section 3(f) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, with respect to American Samoa, Guam, and the Trust Territory of ...
Does 9 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Won Pat sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Won Pat’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5812 (98th): A bill for the relief of Olivia Feliciano Cortes.
- H.R. 5561 (98th): A bill to enhance the economic development of Guam, the Virgin Islands, ...
- H.R. 5118 (98th): A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit nonimmigrant ...
- H.R. 3954 (98th): Commission on the Wartime Occupation of Guam Act
- H.R. 3683 (98th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to clarify ...
- H.Con.Res. 131 (98th): A concurrent resolution urging the President of the United States and the ...
- H.R. 2955 (98th): Territorial Development Fund Act of 1983
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