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Rep. Robert Underwood

Former Delegate for Guam’s At-Large District

Underwood was the delegate from Guam and was a Democrat. He served 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]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Underwood is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 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 Underwood sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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 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).

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%) Commerce (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (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: