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Rep. Martin Sabo

Former Representative for Minnesota’s 5th District

Sabo was the representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 2006.

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


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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.

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 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

Sabo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Commerce (17%) Education (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Sports and Recreation (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Taxation (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (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: