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Rep. Fofó Sunia

Former Delegate for American Samoa’s At-Large District

Sunia, a Democrat, was the delegate from American Samoa from 1981 to 1988.

Because American Samoa 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 — Sunia can vote in committee but not on the House floor, including not on the final passage of bills. Delegates have a marginalized role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Sunia is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 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 Sunia sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Primary Sources

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