Our unique analysis of the bills Torres 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 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Torres is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Torres sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (18%) Commerce (16%) Law (16%) Environmental Protection (14%) Taxation (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Sports and Recreation (8%)
Some of Torres’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 303 (105th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should declare Kneeling ...
- H.R. 2514 (105th): To authorize the President to award a congressional gold medal to the ...
- H.R. 1951 (105th): Cuban Humanitarian Trade Act of 1997
- H.R. 452 (105th): Indian Gaming Regulatory Act Amendments of 1997
- H.Con.Res. 182 (104th): Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the need for the President ...
- H.Res. 152 (104th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President should ...
- H.R. 1578 (104th): Indian Gaming Regulatory Act Amendments of 1995
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From Jan 1983 to Dec 1998, Torres missed 693 of 8,220 roll call votes, which is 8.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills