Sen. Robert Torricelli

Former Senator from New Jersey, Democrat

Torricelli, a Democrat, was a senator from New Jersey from 1997 to 2002.

He was previously the representative for New Jersey's 9th congressional district (1983-1996).

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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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Primary Sources

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