Pastor was the representative for Arizona’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2013 to 2014.
He was previously the representative for Arizona’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2012; and the representative for Arizona’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1991 to 2002.
Read our 2014 Report Card for Pastor.
Pastor was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 725 (111th): Indian Arts and Crafts Amendments Act of 2010
- H.R. 3183 (111th): Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
- H.R. 2234 (107th): Tumacacori National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2002
- H.R. 2833 (106th): Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Act of 2000
- H.R. 841 (106th): Wellton-Mohawk Transfer Act
- H.R. 734 (103rd): To amend the Act entitled “An Act to provide for the extension of certain Federal benefits, services, and assistance to the Pascua Yaqui Indians of Arizona, and …
- H.J.Res. 529 (102nd): Supporting the planting of 500 redwood trees from California in Spain in commemoration of the quincentenary of the voyage of Christopher Columbus and designating the trees as …
Does 7 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).
Pastor sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Pastor recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 3079 (113th): For the relief of Jesus Garcia Flores.
- H.R. 1401 (113th): For the relief of Jose Luis Alvarado Cardenas.
- H.R. 878 (113th): For the relief of Martha Palmillas de Morales.
- H.R. 590 (113th): For the relief of Nery Antonio Velasquez-Roblero.
- H.R. 591 (113th): For the relief of Edi Orlando Garcia Armas.
- H.R. 5939 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at …
- H.R. 194 (112th): For the relief of Martha Palmillas de Morales.
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Oct 1991 to Dec 2014, Pastor missed 396 of 15,278 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. 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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