Appropriations

It is an honor to be appointed to the House Appropriations Committee for the 116th Congress, where I will help ensure that the needs of families in the 35th district are represented and met by a federal government that is responsibly funded. With total control of federal spending, a seat on this committee means that I can support strengthening the Inland Empire and fighting the wasteful spending we have seen by the Republican Congress. I know firsthand how important a balanced budget is. During my time in the State Assembly, I led efforts to bring California out of debt and into record surpluses.

 

It is one of my top priorities to bolster the 35th district’s growth by bringing much needed federal resources to expand the Gold Line, improve the modernization of Ontario Airport, promote affordable housing programs, and ensure that California gets its fair share of federal dollars for road improvements. I look forward to working with the bipartisan members of the California delegation serving on the committee to bring home real results for our region.

 

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September 12, 2019 Press Release

The 35th Congressional District is one of the hardest to count in the country

 

The town hall brought together representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau, local elected officials, community-based organizations, educational institutions, the business community, and members of the public  

 

September 10, 2019 Press Release

During the tour, Torres visited eight homegrown businesses in Fontana and Ontario to highlight the strength of local manufacturers

 

ONTARIO, CA — U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) recently concluded her annual “Made in the 35th” tour of manufacturing businesses in the 35th congressional district. The tour included meetings and site visits with manufacturers in a wide range of industries, including metal fabrication, aerospace, cargo, and defense in Fontana and Ontario.

 

September 9, 2019 Press Release

National Science Foundation award will help increase the number of low-income students pursuing graduate and doctorate degrees in STEM fields

 

September 4, 2019 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a $704,979 grant to Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. The funding will allow WesternU to further its heart and vascular disease research.

 

August 15, 2019 In The News

The National Science Foundation awarded a $475,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program grant to Cal Poly Pomona, it was announced Monday.

 

The funding will enable Cal Poly Pomona undergraduate researchers to expand research into the “metal-nitrogen oxide interactions and enable the recruitment of a diverse Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics workforce,” according to a statement released by the office of U.S. Rep. Norma J. Torres, D-Pomona.

 

July 24, 2019 Press Release

National Science Foundation award will help promote and retain newly hired historically underrepresented minority faculty in STEM fields

 

July 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump backed down from adding a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States blocked the Trump Administration from including the question in the census:

 

June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision on the case of U.S. Department of Commerce v. New York, which determined that the Trump Administration’s citizenship question will not be included in the 2020 Census: 

 

June 27, 2019 In The News

Fontana could receive federal funding for a major transportation upgrade known as the #BUILDFontana project, according to Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-35th District).

 

On June 25, Torres announced House passage of more than $305 million in federal funding she requested for transportation and infrastructure improvements in the Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Funding Bill.

 

June 27, 2019 In The News

An Inland Empire group which is promoting the value of the United States Census is applauding the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling which temporarily blocked a citizenship question from being placed on the Census 2020 questionnaire.

 

On June 27, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts casting the deciding vote, that the Trump Administration's plan to add the question would be halted for now, although its ultimate fate remained unclear.