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.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Sablan.
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 May 4, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Gregorio Sablan sits on the following committees:
Sablan was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 560 (116th): Northern Mariana Islands Residents Relief Act
- 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 6 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:
Immigration (25%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Labor and Employment (11%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Education (11%) Health (11%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)
Some of Sablan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2811: To prohibit the sale of shark fins, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 2602: To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for wage ...
- H.R. 1773: To make the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands eligible for the program ...
- H.R. 836: Employment Services and Jobs Parity Act
- H.R. 560: Northern Mariana Islands Legal Residents Relief Act of 2021
- H.R. 421: Assuring You Uniform Dietary Assistance (AYUDA) Act of 2021
- H.R. 265: Insular Area Medicaid Parity Act
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