Education and Student Loans
As a mother and grandmother, I care deeply about education and creating job opportunities for younger generations of Americans. Throughout my career, I have pushed for investments in all levels of education and for expanding college affordability and access. I understand the importance of increasing financial aid options, including year round Pell grants, and support legislation that would help lower student loan debt. I am also committed to reducing young adult unemployment and providing opportunities for professional development to our local youth. This is why I established a Youth Advisory Committee which gives participants – local high school students – an opportunity to learn about the legislative process and local industries such as trade, education, law enforcement, health care, government that are crucial to the Inland Empire’s economy. For more information on how to apply for the Youth Advisory Committee, please click here.
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ONTARIO, CA – Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) recently congratulated four area high school students accepted to the U.S. nilitary service academies. The students were nominated by a panel of judges with military backgrounds. Following a rigorous application and interview process, the judges made their recommendations to the respective service academies for final approval.
WASHINGTON, DC – In letters to the House Committee on Appropriations, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) called for robust investment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, and in the nation’s 472 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI). Specifically, Torres requested funding for:
A couple of weeks ago, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres traveled to several communities in and around the Inland Empire to ensure the needs of local residents are reflected in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) budget. As Chair of the CHC Budget Task Force, Torres has been instrumental in crafting a budget that offers an alternative to the harmful cuts in the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget.
Representative Norma J. Torres met with superintendents from the Fontana Unified School District, Chaffey Joint Union High School District, Ontario-Montclair School District, Pomona Unified School District, and the Chino Valley Unified School District to discuss strategies to prevent gun violence in schools. In light of the tragic high school shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, Torres and the superintendents focused on the importance of providing students with support and encouraging community involvement.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement regarding the Senate tax bill:
“Republicans in the Senate just passed their latest toxic version of the tax bill. It’s unfathomable to me that the GOP has chosen to move forward with this bill when Americans overwhelmingly oppose it.
Representatives from the U.S. military service academies will be on hand to answer questions about their academies and the admission process. Learn how you can earn a free, world-class college education, including room and board, books, and health coverage.
ONTARIO, CA – Today Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) kicked off a week of Back-to-School events at Ontario City Library where she congratulated the Library on its recently awarded $10,000 federal grant and dropped off boxes of books donated by the Library of Congress.
WASHINGTON, DC – The evening of December 7th, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) held a Telephone Town Hall on Student Loans and Financial Aid for residents of the 35th Congressional District. She was joined by representatives from the U.S. Department of Education and the California Student Aid Commission who gave an overview of programs available to assist students and graduates and answered questions from callers.