Rep. Esteban Torres

Former Representative from California’s 34th District, Democrat

Torres, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 34th congressional district from 1983 to 1998.



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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Torres sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Law (16%) Commerce (16%) Environmental Protection (14%) Taxation (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Sports and Recreation (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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