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Rep. Norma Torres

Representative for California’s 35th District

pronounced NOR-muh // TOR-iss

Torres is the representative for California’s 35th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 6, 2015. Torres is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 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 from Jan 6, 2015 to Jun 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Norma Torres sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Torres sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (22%) Native Americans (17%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Housing and Community Development (12%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Commerce (10%) Immigration (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Torres voted Yea

Passed 261/155 on Jun 20, 2018.

H.R. 5797 allows state Medicaid programs to remove the Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion for Medicaid beneficiaries aged 21 to 64 with an opioid ...

Torres voted Aye

Passed 239/142 on Jun 15, 2018.

More than 20,000 Americans died from synthetic drug overdoses in 2016. That represents 31 percent of all drug overdose deaths, a surging percentage in recent ...

Torres voted Yea

Passed 225/192 on Feb 15, 2018.

A bill which just passed the House would update the law for disabled Americans for modern times, say Republicans. Democrats say it would set disabled ...

Torres voted Aye

Passed 257/166 on Nov 8, 2017.

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; ...

Torres voted Nay

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Torres voted Yea

Torres voted Yea

Passed 303/121 on Oct 7, 2015.

Torres voted Aye

Torres voted No

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

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. ...

Torres voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 ...

Torres voted Aye

Passed 261/155 on May 12, 2015.

The Regulatory Integrity Protection Act would roll back a new regulation that redefines “waters of the United States.” The regulation both expands the list of ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Jun 2019, Torres missed 51 of 2,902 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with 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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