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Rep. Ben Blaz

Former Delegate from Guam’s At-Large District, Republican

Blaz, a Republican, was the delegate from Guam from 1985 to 1992.

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 — Blaz 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.

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Blaz sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Blaz is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Blaz was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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

Blaz sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (24%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (19%) Environmental Protection (11%) International Affairs (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Law (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Immigration (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Blaz’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: