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Rep. Robert Underwood

Former Delegate from Guam’s At-Large District, Democrat

Underwood, a Democrat, was the delegate from Guam from 1993 to 2002.

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 — Underwood 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.

Photo of Rep. Robert Underwood [D-GU0, 1993-2002]


Our unique analysis of the bills Underwood sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Underwood is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Underwood was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Underwood sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (35%) International Affairs (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Law (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Health (7%) Social Welfare (6%) Education (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: