Ritchie (Ritchie) Torres (D-USH15)
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Capitol: 202.225.4361
FAX: 202.225.6001
District: 718.503.9610
Representative
Room 1414 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-3215

Residence: Bronx, NY
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2024
DOB: 3/12/1988
Committee Assignments
ChairmanGarifuna Caucus
Co-ChairPublic Schools Caucus
ChairmanClubhouse Caucus
Co-ChairAlbanian Issues Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Renters Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Black Innovation (CBI)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology and Inclusion
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
FC MemberCongressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
MemberHouse Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party
FC MemberLatino-Jewish Congressional Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional #FutureForum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
Counties Representing
Bronx / New York City / Queens

Bio

Representative Ritchie Torres is a fighter from the Bronx who has spent his entire life working for the community he calls home. Like many people in the Bronx, poverty and struggle have never been abstractions to him, and he governs from a place of lived experience.

Ritchie's mother single-handedly raised him, his twin brother, and his sister in a public-housing project. She paid the bills working minimum-wage jobs, which in the 1990s paid $4.25 an hour. While Ritchie grew up with mold, lead, leaks, and no reliable heat or hot water in the winter, he watched the government spend over $100 million dollars to build a golf course across the street for Donald Trump. In 2013, at the age of 25, Ritchie became New York City's youngest elected official and the first openly L.G.B.T.Q. person elected to office in the Bronx.

At the City Council, Ritchie stood out, and during his seven-year tenure he tenaciously tackled problems big and small for the Bronx and New York City. He passed over forty pieces of legislation, including legislation protecting the City's affordable housing stock and tackling the city's opioid epidemic. As the Chairman overseeing NYCHA, he held the first committee hearing ever in public housing, which led to a $3 billion-dollar FEMA investment, the largest in NYC history. As Chair of the Oversight & Investigations Committee, Ritchie has led investigations into the heating outages and lead poisoning at NYCHA, the Taxi Medallion scandal, the City's controversial Third-Party Transfer program, and Kushner Companies.

Ritchie currently lives in the Bronx and represents NY-15 in Congress. He is a member of the Committee on Financial Services and the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party.

On the House Committee on Financial Services, Ritchie serves on the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance and the Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology and Inclusion.