Plaskett is the representative from the Virgin Islands and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 6, 2015. Plaskett’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.
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 — Plaskett 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.
Plaskett 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Plaskett has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 2, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Stacey Plaskett sits on the following committees:
Plaskett was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 8345 (116th): Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act of 2020
- H.R. 2615 (114th): Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission Act
Does 2 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).
Plaskett sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (39%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Emergency Management (10%) Health (7%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (5%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Plaskett recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 9250: Territorial Tax Parity and Clarification Act
- H.R. 8889: RICE Act
- H.Res. 1337: Lauding Virgin Islanders for their perseverance, grit, and tenacity through major disasters attributable …
- H.Res. 1168: Reaffirming the economic partnership between the United States and the Caribbean nations and …
- H.R. 7726: Inter-American Development Bank General Capital Increase Act of 2022
- H.R. 7496: To direct the Secretary of the Interior to install a plaque at the …
- H.Res. 1047: Reaffirming the economic partnership between the United States and the Caribbean nations and …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2019 to Jul 2022, Plaskett missed 83 of 327 roll call votes, which is 25.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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