Rep. Norma Torres

Representative from California’s 35th District, Democrat

Torres, a Democrat, is the representative for California's 35th congressional district and has served since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2018) (map).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Torres.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Torres has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. 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)

Committee Membership

Norma Torres sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Torres sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Native Americans (50%) Transportation and Public Works (50%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Torres’s Vote Vote Description
Aye S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
No H.R. 5278: PROMESA
Jun 9, 2016. Passed 297/127.
Yea H.R. 1737: Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act
Nov 18, 2015. Passed 332/96.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
Yea H.R. 160: Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 280/140.
The Protect Medical Innovation Act would repeal the tax on medical devices created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The medical device excise tax is payed by medical manufacturers. The revenue generated from the tax is used to fund the ACA. Bill sponsor Rep. Erik ...
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2393: Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015
Jun 10, 2015. Passed 300/131.
The Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015 would repeal the requirement for meat products to be labeled with their country of origin. Currently meat products must include information on where the animal was bred, raised, and slaughtered. The Canadian government filed a complaint ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Feb 2017, Torres missed 20 of 1,424 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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