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.


More on Appropriations

April 2, 2020 Press Release

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:


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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020

March 25, 2020 Press Release

POMONA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today announced that the first round of funding provided through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act for medical facilities in California’s 35th Congressional District.


Medical facilities in Pomona and Ontario are among the 1,381 facilities nationwide benefitting from the $100 million Health and Human Services grant to expand screening and testing, purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) and provide safety training.


March 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) implored Export-Import Bank Chair, Kimberly Reed, to avoid supporting exports of critically needed medical supplies like hand sanitizer and face masks to China as coronavirus spreads across the United States.

February 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) released the following statement today in response to President Donald Trump’s FY 2021 Budget Request, which slashes deeply at domestic programs to help working and low-income Americans, in some cases, eliminating them outright.


December 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Congress voted this week on legislation that bound national security funding with money for a wall on our southern border and immigrant detention centers.


The National Security Appropriations Minibus (H.R. 1158) includes four appropriations bills: Defense, Commerce-Justice-Science, Financial Services and General Government, and Homeland Security.


Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) released the following statement after voting against the measure:


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.