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Rep. Norma Torres

Representative for California’s 35th District

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

Photo of Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Torres.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Torres is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Torres has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 96% NIAC Action: A American Civil Liberties Union: 88% United States Chamber of Commerce: 57% FreedomWorks: 20% Americans for Prosperity: 3% The Club for Growth: 0%

Committee Membership

Norma Torres sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Torres sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (18%) Native Americans (18%) Science, Technology, Communications (14%) Commerce (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%)

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 H.R. 3043: Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017
Nov 8, 2017. Passed 257/166.
H.R. 3043 modernizes the regulatory permitting process and encourages the expansion of hydropower generation by improving administrative efficiency, accountability, and transparency; promotes new hydropower infrastructure; requires balanced and timely decision making; and reduces duplicative oversight. Specifically, the legislation establishes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as ...
No H.R. 5278: PROMESA
Jun 9, 2016. Passed 297/127.
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 Dec 2017, Torres missed 28 of 1,996 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 2.3% 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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