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The Pragmatic Progressivism of Ritchie Torres

As congressional representatives seek re-election this year, there is one member of Congress who doesn’t need to worry about having an opponent: Rep. Ritchie Torres. At the time of this writing, there is no word of a candidate circulating petitions to challenge Torres in this June’s Democratic primary. As political insiders well know, it is rare for an incumbent in New York not to have a challenge.
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Ritchie Torres demands end to ‘espionage’ over NYC Russian compound

Bronx Rep. Ritchie Torres demanded the FBI look into the secretive Russian compound in Riverdale on Tuesday, saying his borough refuses to have “espionage in our own backyard.” Torres, a freshman Democrat, sent a letter first obtained by The Post to the FBI, CIA, Department of Homeland Security and Attorney General Merrick Garland asking them to look into whether the covert compound houses spies working on behalf of the Kremlin. Outside the gates of the 20-story Soviet-era high-rise at 355 W. 255th St. in the Bronx, Torres said Tuesday that “espionage must be exposed wherever it exists, and must be expelled wherever...
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Here Comes The Sun: The venerable voice of Fran Lebowitz and the rising political star of Ritchie Torres

For sure, Fran Lebowitz has one thing to say about nearly every little thing. Need opinions on company tradition and Fruit Ninja? She’s acquired them. We additionally met up with politician Ritchie Torres again the place all of it started for him within the South Bronx. “Right here Comes The Solar” is a better have a look at a number of the individuals, locations and issues we carry you each week on “CBS Sunday Morning.”
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Here Comes The Sun: The venerable voice of Fran Lebowitz and the rising political star of Ritchie Torres

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Sen. Chuck Schumer, Rep. Ritchie Torres Unveil Fire Safety Package In Response To Deadly Bronx High-Rise Fire

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In response to the deadly high-rise fire in the Bronx, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Congressman Ritchie Torres unveiled a safety package to prevent similar fires. Lawmakers held a news conference Tuesday outside the Fordham Heights building where 17 people died in the fire on Jan. 9. Their four-point fire safety plan includes addressing sprinklers, self-closing doors, space heaters and systemic reforms to housing infrastructure to make buildings safer. “While we’re still in mourning for the families that are lost, we’re rolling up our sleeves and taking action to try and prevent this from happening again,” Schumer said. Schumer says preventing these tragedies and doing the hard work of changing the law is what will happen next.
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Bronx deadly blaze: Rep. Ritchie Torres pledges federal assistance

The site of Sunday’s devastating fire, a 19-story Bronx high-rise, was home to a large community of immigrants from Gambia in West Africa. These families now have to figure out how to piece their lives back together following the tragedy, and Gov. Kathy Hochul said she will make sure that the victims get the help they need.
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The personal mission of Rep. Ritchie Torres

The 15th Congressional District in New York's South Bronx – the poorest district in the country – is represented by Democratic Rep. Ritchie Torres, for whom fighting to support the social safety net isn't partisan; it's personal. CBS News' John Dickerson talks with Torres, the first Afro-Latino gay representative, about his journey – from growing up in public housing to working the halls of Congress.
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Rep. Ritchie Torres on "that triumph of hope"

The 15th Congressional district in New York's South Bronx has a number of distinctions: it's home to Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Zoo. It's one of the most Democratic districts in the country. And it's America's poorest district. "More than half the residents in the South Bronx pay more than half their income toward their rent," said Rep. Ritchie Torres. "And that's before you factor in the cost of food and transportation and utilities and prescription drugs."
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