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Rep. Xochitl Torres Small

Former Representative for New Mexico’s 2nd District

pronounced SOH-cheel // TOH-ress smawll

Torres Small was the representative for New Mexico’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2019 to 2020.

Photo of Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM2, 2019-2020]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Torres Small.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Torres Small is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 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 Small sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100%

Enacted Legislation

Torres Small was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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Does 5 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 Small sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (33%) Health (27%) Immigration (27%) Government Operations and Politics (13%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Torres Small voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Torres Small voted Yea

Torres Small voted Nay

Passed 214/207 on Oct 1, 2020.

Torres Small voted Nay

Torres Small voted Nay

Passed 208/199 on May 15, 2020.

Torres Small voted No

Passed 231/199 on Jul 18, 2019.

Torres Small voted Yea

Torres Small voted Nay

Passed 228/198 on Feb 28, 2019.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Dec 2020, Torres Small missed 4 of 954 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2020. 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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