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

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 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement on the legislation to provide humanitarian assistance for migrants at the southern border. The legislation provides $4.5 billion in emergency spending to address the humanitarian crisis at the border, with significant funding for priorities including legal assistance, food, water, and medical services, support services for unaccompanied children, alternatives to detention, and refugee services.


June 25, 2019 Press Release

According to a 2018 California State University-San Bernardino report, commuting costs for San Bernardino and Los Angeles County residents averaged $11,138 per year


Federal funding could benefit several projects in California’s 35th Congressional District, including the Foothill Gold Line extension and the #BUILDFontana infrastructure upgrade   


June 21, 2019 Press Release

The Air Force Educational Partnership Agreement could be extended to universities such as Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to advance the next generation of military technology


May 23, 2019 Press Release

People of color comprise 38 percent of the U.S. population but only account for less than 14 percent of all top U.S. House of Representatives staff, according to a 2018 study by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies


Appropriations bill invests $1 million in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion


May 20, 2019 Press Release

Los Angeles area residents owe nearly $51 billion in student loan debt, according to a recent study by Experian


Appropriations bill increases funding for federal student aid programs by $492 million  


May 16, 2019 Press Release

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


Appropriations bill increases funding for the Title X Family Planning program by nearly 40 percent  


May 15, 2019 Press Release

HSIs receive nearly 30 percent less federal dollars per student compared to other institutions of higher education


Appropriations bill increases funding for HSIs by nearly 20 percent