Read our 2019 Report Card for Torres.
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 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 from Jan 6, 2015 to Nov 24, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Norma Torres sits on the following committees:
Torres was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Torres sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Native Americans (20%) International Affairs (20%) Housing and Community Development (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Commerce (9%) Immigration (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)
Some of Torres’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8778: To amend the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to authorize use of ...
- H.Res. 1189: Expressing support for the designation of the second Monday in October 2020 as ...
- H.R. 8441: Frontline Heroes Act
- H.R. 7300: Defund Executive Orders that Suppress Free Speech Act
- H.R. 5604: Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in America Act
- H.Res. 772: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5377) to amend the Internal Revenue ...
- H.R. 4968: BASIC Act
From Jan 2015 to Nov 2020, Torres missed 60 of 3,463 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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