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Rep. Ritchie Torres

Representative for New York’s 15th District

pronounced RICH-ee // TOR-iss

Torres is the representative for New York’s 15th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Torres’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Rep. Ritchie Torres [D-NY15]


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 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 3, 2017 to Nov 22, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Ritchie Torres sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

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

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Torres sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (22%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Immigration (11%) Housing and Community Development (11%) International Affairs (11%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Torres recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Torres voted Yea

Torres voted Yea

Passed 360/64 on Sep 22, 2022.

Torres voted Yea

Torres voted Yea

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Torres voted Nay

Passed 363/70 on Dec 7, 2021.

This is the yearly military spending policy bill, which governs how military and related federal appropriations can be spent under the law. This bill was …

Torres voted Nay

Torres voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Nov 2022, Torres missed 6 of 920 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. 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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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