Rep. Peter Torkildsen

Former Representative from Massachusetts’s 6th District, Republican

Torkildsen, a Republican, was the representative for Massachusetts's 6th congressional district from 1993 to 1996.



Our unique analysis of the bills Torkildsen 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Torkildsen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Torkildsen was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Torkildsen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (31%) Law (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Environmental Protection (10%) Taxation (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Sep 1996, Torkildsen missed 67 of 2,462 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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