Plaskett is the representative from the Virgin Islands and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 6, 2015. Plaskett is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
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.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Plaskett.
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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Jun 30, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Stacey Plaskett sits on the following committees:
Plaskett was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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 (41%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Education (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Immigration (5%) Science, Technology, Communications (5%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%) Health (5%)
Some of Plaskett’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6648: Territorial Economic Recovery Act
- H.R. 5756: Resiliency Enhancement Act of 2020
- H.R. 5747: St. Croix National Heritage Area Act
- H.R. 5486: Broadband Internet for Small Ports Act
- H.R. 4198: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to cover into the treasury ...
- H.R. 2814: To amend title 37, United States Code, to authorize the basic allowance for ...
- H.R. 1699: To amend the Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission Act to ...
From Jan 2019 to Mar 2020, Plaskett missed 83 of 316 roll call votes, which is 26.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% 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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