de Lugo was the representative from the Virgin Islands and was a Democrat. He served from 1981 to 1994.
Because the Virgin Islands 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 — de Lugo 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.
He was previously the representative from the Virgin Islands as a Democrat from 1973 to 1978.
de Lugo is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills de Lugo sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. See full analysis methodology.
de Lugo was the primary sponsor of 23 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4571 (103rd): To designate the United States post office located at 103-104 Estate Richmond in Saint Croix, Virgin Islands, as the “Wilbert Armstrong United States Post Office”.
- H.R. 4193 (103rd): To designate the United States Post Office located at 100 Vester Gade, in Cruz Bay, Saint John, Virgin Islands, as the “Ubaldina Simmons United States Post Office”.
- H.R. 4192 (103rd): To designate the United States Post Office located at 100 Veterans Drive in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, as the “Arturo R. Watlington, Sr. United States Post Office”.
- H.R. 4191 (103rd): To designate the United States Post Office located at 9630 Estate Thomas in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, as the “Aubrey C. Ottley United States Post Office”.
- H.R. 4190 (103rd): An Act to designate the building at 41-42 Norre Gade in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, for ther period of time during which it houses operations of the …
- H.R. 1346 (103rd): To redesignate the Federal building located on St. Croix, Virgin Islands, as the “Almeric L. Christian Federal Building”.
- H.R. 2927 (102nd): Omnibus Insular Areas Act of 1992
Does 23 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).
de Lugo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
de Lugo recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 4869 (103rd): To amend the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands to provide …
- H.R. 4628 (103rd): To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to extend …
- H.R. 4571 (103rd): To designate the United States post office located at 103-104 Estate Richmond …
- H.R. 4544 (103rd): To authorize the appropriations for construction projects under the Covenant to Establish …
- H.R. 4380 (103rd): To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to extend …
- H.R. 4338 (103rd): To designate the “Christiansted Bandstand” at the Christiansted National Historic Site, St. …
- H.R. 4190 (103rd): An Act to designate the building at 41-42 Norre Gade in Saint …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Feb 1993 to Oct 1994, de Lugo missed 25 of 424 roll call votes, which is 5.9%. This is worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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