Constituent Service By Numbers

  • 117th Congress in Review

  • 1,880Constituent Cases Helped
  • 123,882Responses to Letters, Emails, Calls
  • 1,840,000Returned to Constituents
  • 3,380,015,690Money Invested

Central America

More on Central America

October 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Norma J. Torres (D-CA) led 15 House Members in a letter urging Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to take additional steps to combat corruption, counter democratic backsliding, and promote human rights in Guatemala.

September 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), the sole Central American working in Congress and Co-Chair of the Congressional Central American Caucus released a statement following the release of a third list of corrupt Central American officials prepared and made public by the U.S. State Department today.

July 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last week, Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) met with members of the Federation of Industrial Chambers of Central America (FECAICA) to reinforce that investment and economic growth cannot occur without addressing systemic corruption, attacks on the rule of law, and the degradation of democratic values.

Rep. Torres released the following statement:

July 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), the sole Central American serving in Congress and Co-Chair of the Congressional Central America Caucus, commented today on a list of corrupt Central American officials prepared and made public by the U.S. State Department last week.

June 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), Co-Chair of the Congressional Central America Caucus, welcomed Special Envoy for the Northern Triangle Ricardo Zuniga to the Caucus’ inaugural event of the 117th Congress. The virtual briefing was an opportunity for the bipartisan group of lawmakers to hear directly from a key official within the Biden Administration’s efforts to address root causes of migration in Central America and other regional issues.

May 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), the sole Central American serving in Congress and Co-Chair of the Central Americans Caucus, today praised a list prepared and released at her request by the U.S. State Department identifying corrupt officials in the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

The report provides names of officials for whom credible information exists about committing corrupt acts, including narcotics trafficking and the receipt or disbursement of political financing tied to narcotics trafficking.

June 8, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), the only Central American serving in Congress, released the following statement today as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Gustavo Adolfo Alejos Cámbara, former chief of staff to former Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom, is prohibited from entering the United States due to his involvement in corrupt acts that undermined the rule of law in Guatemala.
January 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (D-CA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Central America Caucus, and the only Central American immigrant serving in Congress, released a statement today responding to news that Honduran President, Juan Orlando Hernández, allowed the mandate for the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH) to expire.

 

December 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), the only Central American immigrant serving in Congress, expressed outrage today at a report by investigative reporting nonprofit, ProPublica, which shows blatant neglect of a sick 16-year-old boy who died in Border Patrol custody.

 

October 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Norma Torres (CA-35), founder and Co-Chair of the Central America Caucus, Representative Eliot L. Engel (NY-16), Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Representative Jim McGovern (MA-8), Chairman of the Committee on Rules, and Representative Albio Sires (NJ-8), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, issued the following statement: