Sabo was the representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 2006.
Sabo is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006 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 Sabo sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2001 to Dec 8, 2006. See full analysis methodology.
Sabo was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Sabo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Commerce (17%) Education (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Labor and Employment (10%) Taxation (10%) Sports and Recreation (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)
Some of Sabo’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4929 (109th): Foreign Investment National Security Review Act of 2006
- H.R. 3260 (109th): Income Equity Act of 2005
- H.Res. 238 (109th): Commending the University of Minnesota women’s ice hockey team for winning the …
- H.R. 1123 (109th): Preserving Social Security Act of 2005
- H.R. 496 (109th): Same Day Voter Registration Act of 2005
- H.Res. 630 (108th): Commending the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers for winning the 2003-2004 National …
- H.R. 3991 (108th): To make supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2004 for the Federal Air …
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills