Our unique analysis of the bills Torricelli sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Torricelli is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Torricelli was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- S. 1026 (107th): A bill to designate the United States Post Office located at 60 Third Avenue in Long Branch, New Jersey, as the “Pat King Post Office Building”.
- S. 1771 (107th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 65 North Main Street in Cranbury, New Jersey, as the “Todd Beamer Post ...
- S. 302 (106th): A bill for the relief of Kerantha Poole-Christian.
- S. 985 (105th): A bill to designate the post office located at 194 Ward Street in Patterson, New Jersey, as the “Larry Doby Post Office”.
- H.R. 3775 (98th): A bill to recognize the organization known as the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Incorporated.
- H.J.Res. 200 (98th): A joint resolution designating March 21, 1984, as “National Single Parent Day”.
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 about one third or more 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).
Torricelli sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Commerce (13%) Health (13%) Law (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Social Welfare (7%)
Some of Torricelli’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2991 (107th): A bill for the relief of Sharif Kesbeh, Asmaa Sharif Kesbeh, Batool ...
- S.Con.Res. 139 (107th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that there should be ...
- S. 2923 (107th): Infertility Research Centers Act of 2002
- S. 2851 (107th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase ...
- S. 2871 (107th): Act to Save America’s Forests
- S. 2852 (107th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide ...
- S. 2856 (107th): Colombian Temporary Protected Status Act of 2002
From Jan 1997 to Nov 2002, Torricelli missed 83 of 1,917 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is much worse than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills