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, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) release the following statement after the State Department submitted a new report to Congress regarding corruption in the “Northern Triangle” countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala have some of the highest female and child homicide rates in the world
In the 35th Congressional District, three Title X-funded clinics serve nearly 30,000 low-income patients; the Trump Administration has sought to make it harder for such providers to receive federal funds