Sablan is the representative from the Northern Mariana Islands and is 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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
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 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.
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 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 3, 2017 to Aug 9, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Gregorio Sablan sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Education and Labor
- Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education subcommittee Chair
House Committee on Agriculture
Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations subcommittees
House Committee on Natural Resources
National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands subcommittees
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Sablan was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4479 (116th): Disaster Recovery Workforce Act
- H.R. 4614 (116th): AMBER Alert Nationwide Act of 2019
- H.R. 559 (116th): Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act
- H.R. 4869 (115th): Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act
- H.R. 339 (115th): Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act
- H.R. 5889 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1 Chalan Kanoa VLG in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, as the “Segundo T. Sablan and …
- H.R. 573 (113th): To amend Public Law 93-435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.
Does 7 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).
Sablan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Sablan recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 8233: Court Improvement Equity Act
- H.R. 6906: To amend Public Law 94-241 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to …
- H.Res. 712: Expressing support for the recognition of the first Thursday of October as “U.S. …
- H.R. 4849: Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education Nationwide Act
- H.R. 4850: Job Corps Nationwide Act
- H.R. 4582: To amend the definition of State in title I of the Omnibus Crime …
- H.R. 3795: STEM Educator Awards Equity Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2009 to Jul 2022, Sablan missed 111 of 648 roll call votes, which is 17.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% 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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