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  • 117th Congress in Review

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Energy and Environment

I have demonstrated a commitment to taking on challenges like drought and climate change that are impacting California.  I’m proud to work hard to ensure that the land, air, and water are kept clean through supporting sensible legislation aimed at preventing pollution while balancing economic development and environmental conservation. My priorities include promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy sources like solar, as well as increasing investments in water infrastructure and funding development of new technologies that have the capacity to expand water recycling and desalination capabilities.

I introduced the Regional Infrastructure Accelerator Act, which would attract more private sector investment to public infrastructure projects, like water systems, and cosponsored the Water in the 21st Century Act, which provides smart, cost-effective investments in proven policies such as water efficiency and recycling that are critical to fighting California’s devastating drought.

I am also a member of the Congressional Native American Caucus. California is home to more Native Americans than any other state and since my time in the California legislature I have been committed to defending the rights and ensuring the well-being of the state’s tribal communities.

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More on Energy and Environment

May 12, 2020 Press Release

POMONA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today announced two Department of Interior grants totaling $1.5 million to help provide clean water to the City of Chino.


The grants, each totaling $750,000, will help in the construction of a wellhead treatment facility to bring a retired well back into service, and support an effort to remove groundwater contaminants near the Chino Airport.



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.


May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (CA-35) announced that her legislative proposal to prevent President Trump from limiting cities and states, like California, from taking ambitious actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions passed on the House floor. The proposal passed as part of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which would prohibit any federal funds from being used to take any action to advance the withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, and now moves to the U.S. Senate for further consideration.

February 4, 2019 Press Release

Legislation would encourage local and federal government collaboration to create more sustainable environmental, transportation, infrastructure, and housing programs


July 5, 2017 Press Release
ONTARIO, CA – Today Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) led a group of Democrats in calling for the resignation of recent Department of Energy appointee William Bradford after recent news reports revealed highly inappropriate social media postings concerning the ethnicity, religion, and gender identity of former President Barack Obama, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, TV news host Megyn Kelly, and Japanese-Americans during World War II.
May 31, 2017 Press Release
ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) issued the following statement in response to reports President Trump will pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change:
February 24, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) joined NextGen Climate President Tom Steyer for tours of projects that are helping to make environmental sustainability a way of life for all residents of the Inland Empire. 


January 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) was named to the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade and the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere of the Foreign Affairs Committee.  She was also elected Ranking Member of the Indian, Insular and Native Alaskan Affairs Subcommittee and named to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands of the Natural Resources Committee.


June 16, 2016 In The News

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor announced recently that the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) will be receiving a $7.2 million grant from the Bureau of Reclamation's WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse program, which is the U.S. Department of the Interior's sustainable water initiative.

Seven California projects received a total of $30 million to provide clean water to communities across California.

November 18, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday evening, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) hosted a Telephone Town Hall for constituents with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on preparing for El Niño. It was the latest in a series of outreach efforts to help Inland Empire residents get ready, including an El Niño Preparedness Seminar in Chino and a comprehensive online resources page.