It is an honor to be appointed to the House Appropriations Committee for the 117th 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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POMONA - Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, today announced the award of a U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency grant in the amount of $13,919,202 to the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.
The federal funding, secured because of Torres’ advocacy through her seat on the House of Representatives’ primary committee for federal funding, will support the medical center’s delivery of coronavirus-related healthcare including testing, staffing, medical necessities, and emergency protective gear.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today voted in favor of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act for the second time in as many weeks. Torres and House Democrats first passed the bill on February 27th by a vote of 219 to 212. Since then, the U.S. Senate passed a slightly revised version of the legislation on March 6th.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today voted for H.R. 133, an Omnibus Appropriations bill which includes much-needed COVID relief for families and businesses across the country.
Torres sits on the House Appropriations Committee, which worked for months to forge compromise legislation that had enough bipartisan support to pass in both chambers. This legislation breaks a seven-month refusal by Senate Republicans to consider any aid package passed out of the House of Representatives.
Amongst other provisions, H.R. 133 includes:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) added a provision and funding to the must-pass FY 21 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill to reinstate the National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefence, which coordinated the United States’ response to pandemics until President Trump disbanded it in 2018.
Rep. Torres released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) passed multiple provisions to boost housing and transportation development in the Inland Empire as part of the must-pass FY21 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill.
Rep. Torres sits on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for allocating all federal spending.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today announced that legislation she authored to halt President Trump’s executive order (E.O. 3925) targeting free speech on social media platforms is included in the FY21 appropriations bill covering the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Both agencies are critical to implementing E.O. 3925.
POMONA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) announced today more than 6.4 million dollars in relief funding for communities across the Inland Empire.
The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants are for two housing and homelessness prevention programs: The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG).
Congresswoman Torres was joined by Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren, Ontario Mayor Paul Leon, and Pomona City Council Member Robert Torres in releasing the following statements: