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Rep. Gregorio Sablan

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

pronounced gri-GOH-ree // sub-LAHN

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’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2019.

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]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 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. 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 (33%) International Affairs (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%)

Recent Bills

Some of Sablan’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: