Bordallo, a Democrat, is the delegate from Guam and has served since Jan 7, 2003. Bordallo is next up for reelection in 2018.
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 — Bordallo 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.
In 2017 Bardallo was investigated for receiving profit from a foreign government; excess gifts; use of official funds for personal travel; and using congressional staff for personal services. The House Committee on Ethics recommended further review.
Read our 2017 Report Card for Bordallo.
Bordallo is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Bordallo has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Madeleine Bordallo sits on the following committees:
Bordallo was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 774 (114th): Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015
- H.R. 1843 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 489 Army Drive in Barrigada, Guam, as the “John Pangelinan Gerber Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 81 (111th): Shark Conservation Act of 2009
- H.R. 3940 (111th): To clarify the availability of existing funds for political status education in the Territory of Guam, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 5618 (110th): National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2008
- H.R. 2400 (108th): To amend the Organic Act of Guam for the purposes of clarifying the local judicial structure of Guam.
- H.R. 3479 (108th): Brown Tree Snake Control and Eradication Act of 2004
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 about one third or more 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).
Bordallo sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (19%) Health (14%) Social Welfare (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) International Affairs (10%) Immigration (10%)
Some of Bordallo’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4761: Compact Impact Relief Act
- H.R. 4179: LWCF Parity for Territories and DC Act
- H.Res. 505: Condemning North Korea’s threats against our citizens on Guam, reaffirming our unshakable commitment ...
- H.R. 1851: Modernizing Travel to the Marianas Act of 2017
- H.R. 1514: To provide reforms through the Organic Act of Guam.
- H.R. 5821 (114th): Coral Reef Conservation Act Reauthorization and Enhancement Amendments of 2016
- H.R. 5820 (114th): Modernizing Travel to the Marianas Act of 2016
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