Norma Torres Committee Assignments Texas

Press Releases 01.10.17

Pelosi Announces New Appointments to Committee Assignments for the 115th Congress

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today that the House Democratic Steering Committee has recommended that the following Members be appointed to serve on these committees for the 115th Congress:


  • Congressman Dwight Evans of Pennsylvania
  • Congressman Al Lawson of Florida
  • Congressman Tom O’Halleran of Arizona
  • Congressman Jimmy Panetta of California
  • Congressman Darren Soto of Florida

Armed Services

  • Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa of Hawaii
  • Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire
  • Congresswoman Jacky Rosen of Nevada
  • Congressman A. Donald McEachin of Virginia
  • Congressman Salud Carbajal of California
  • Congressman Anthony Brown of Maryland
  • Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Florida
  • Congressman Ro Khanna of California


  • Congressman Hakeem Jeffries of New York
  • Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Washington
  • Congressman Brian Higgins of New York


  • Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester of Delaware
  • Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois

Financial Services

  • Congressman Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey
  • Congressman Vicente Gonzalez of Texas
  • Congressman Charlie Crist of Florida
  • Congressman Ruben Kihuen of Nevada

Foreign Affairs

  • Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada
  • Congresswoman Norma Torres of California
  • Congressman Brad Schneider of Illinois
  • Congressman Thomas Suozzi of New York
  • Congressman Adriano Espaillat of New York

Homeland Security

  • Congressman Lou Correa of California
  • Congresswoman Val Demings of Florida
  • Congresswoman Nanette Barragán of California


  • Congressman Eric Swalwell of California
  • Congressman Ted Lieu of California
  • Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland
  • Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia
  • Congresswoman Frederica Wilson of Florida
  • Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. of New Jersey
  • Congressman Alan Lowenthal of California
  • Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence of Michigan
  • Congressman Mark DeSaulnier of California

“House Democrats are committed to meeting the needs of the American people and creating good-paying jobs in all communities,” Leader Pelosi said.  “With the tremendous diversity and drive, talent and tenacity, energy and expertise of House Democrats serving in the 115th Congress, we will stand our ground in committees and on the House Floor to ensure that our policies honor our commitments to American values and the American people.”

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Torres.

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Norma Torres sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Torres sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (18%)Native Americans (18%)Science, Technology, Communications (14%)Commerce (14%)Crime and Law Enforcement (9%)Armed Forces and National Security (9%)Government Operations and Politics (9%)Labor and Employment (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Torres’s VoteVote Description
Yea H.R. 620: ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017
Feb 15, 2018. Passed 225/192.
A bill which just passed the House would update the law for disabled Americans for modern times, say Republicans. Democrats say it would set disabled Americans’ civil rights back decades. #### Context The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, more commonly called the ADA, was ...
Aye H.R. 3043: Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017
Nov 8, 2017. Passed 257/166.
H.R. 3043 modernizes the regulatory permitting process and encourages the expansion of hydropower generation by improving administrative efficiency, accountability, and transparency; promotes new hydropower infrastructure; requires balanced and timely decision making; and reduces duplicative oversight. Specifically, the legislation establishes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as ...
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2393: Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015
Jun 10, 2015. Passed 300/131.
The Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015 would repeal the requirement for meat products to be labeled with their country of origin. Currently meat products must include information on where the animal was bred, raised, and slaughtered. The Canadian government filed a complaint ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Mar 2018, Torres missed 39 of 2,136 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
2015 Jan-Mar14400.0%0th
2015 Apr-Jun24410.4%27th
2015 Jul-Sep13921.4%53rd
2015 Oct-Dec17710.6%31st
2016 Jan-Mar13700.0%0th
2016 Apr-Jun204125.9%80th
2016 Jul-Sep23210.4%23rd
2016 Nov-Dec4812.1%61st
2017 Jan-Mar20831.4%51st
2017 Apr-Jun13632.2%59th
2017 Jul-Sep19931.5%63rd
2017 Oct-Dec16731.8%48th
2018 Jan-Mar10198.9%82nd

Primary Sources

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Norma Torres is pronounced:

NOR-muh // TOR-is

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