Non-voting members of the United States House of Representatives

non-voting member of the United States House of Representatives

Non-voting members of the United States House of Representatives (called either delegates or resident commissioner, in the case of Puerto Rico) are representatives of their territory in the House of Representatives, but they can't vote on legislation in the full House. However, they are able to take part in certain other House activities. Non-voting members may vote in a House committee they are a member in, and they can introduce legislation.[1][2] There are currently six non-voting members: a delegate representing the federal district of Washington D.C., a resident commissioner representing Puerto Rico, and one delegate for each of the other four US Territories with people: American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the US Virgin Islands. A seventh delegate, representing the Cherokee Nation, has been formally proposed but not yet seated. Non-voting delegates are elected every two years. The Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico is elected every four years.

Current non-voting members

District Title Incumbent Party House Caucus
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American Samoa at-large Delegate Amata Coleman Radewagen Republican Republican 2014  
District of Columbia at-large Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton Democratic Democratic 1990  
Guam at-large Delegate James Moylan Republican Republican 2022  
Northern Mariana Islands at-large Delegate Gregorio Sablan Independent Democratic 2008  
Puerto Rico at-large Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón New Progressive Republican 2016  
U.S. Virgin Islands at-large Delegate Stacey Plaskett Democratic Democratic 2014  


  1. "Text searched: FLD003:#1(Rep. Pierluisi Pedro):". Archived from the original on 4 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  2. "Legislation". Archived from the original on 8 December 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016.

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