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Rep. Martin Sabo

Former Representative from Minnesota’s 5th District, Democrat

Sabo, a Democrat, was the representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district from 1979 to 2006.

Photo of Rep. Martin Sabo [D-MN5, 1979-2006]


Our unique analysis of the bills Sabo 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 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sabo is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Sabo 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

Sabo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Commerce (17%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Education (13%) Labor and Employment (10%) Taxation (10%) Sports and Recreation (10%) Social Welfare (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Dec 2006, Sabo missed 356 of 14,953 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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: