Torres, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Reclassify 9-1-1 Dispatchers as Protective Service OccupationsOMB currently classifies 9-1-1 dispatchers as clerical workers—the same category as secretaries, office clerks, and taxicab dispatchers. The 911 SAVES Act would update this classification to appropriately reflect the important role of 9-1-1 dispatchers in directing emergency response and providing lifesaving emergency medical instruction. Read More
Thousands of California families were devastated by last year’s wildfire season. This month, the House passed my legislative proposal to help those families rebuild by increasing funding for the Community Development Fund. It’ll also aid communities in Texas and Puerto Rico that are still struggling to rebuild from Hurricanes Harvey and Maria. This is Congress doing its job--helping Americans in need. Read More
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representatives Norma J.
Violence against women in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala is a major driver of migration to the United States
The measure strengthens protections for women and children in their homes and communities to reduce female homicides, domestic violence, and sexual assault
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that a measure based on their Prevent Crime and Terrorism Act has passed the House as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA), and now moves to the U.S. Senate for further consideration.