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Rep. Gregorio Sablan

Representative for the Northern Mariana Islands’s At-Large District

pronounced gri-GOH-ree // sub-LON

Sablan is the representative from the Northern Mariana Islands as a Democrat (2017-), previously an Independent (2009-2009), a Democrat (2009-2014), and an Independent caucusing with the Democrats (2015-2016). He has served since Jan 6, 2009. Sablan is next up for reelection in 2020.

Because the Northern Mariana 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 — Sablan 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.

Photo of Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Sablan.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Sablan 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 Sablan has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Feb 19, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Gregorio Sablan sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Sablan was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were 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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sablan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Immigration (41%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) International Affairs (12%) Animals (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%)

Recent Bills

Some of Sablan’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Feb 2019, Sablan missed 28 of 326 roll call votes, which is 8.6%. 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.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: