I believe everyone should have access to quality and affordable health care and that federal health policy should strive to eliminate any disparities that exist in our health care system. As a State Senator, I worked to make Covered California more accessible and passed legislation to diversify the areas of expertise of the state’s health board members so that they could better address the health care issues facing our state. Since coming to Congress, I have consistently supported critical funding for California’s public health care system, safety net hospitals, and health care centers that serve aging, low-income, and rural communities. I am also a strong supporter of funding to ensure that coverage options meet the health care needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities. While the Affordable Care Act isn’t perfect, I oppose efforts to repeal it and take away health insurance for millions of Americans. I will continue to fight to improve this landmark legislation until we can ensure effective, affordable health care coverage and access for all.
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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:
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
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement after being named Vice Chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, a coalition of members of the House of Representatives who are working to preserve, protect, and advance women’s constitutionally-protected reproductive rights:
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 $2,021,713 grant to the Pomona Community Health Center dba Parktree Community Health Center, a community-based organization that delivers affordable, accessible, and quality health services to low-income patients. The grant will support an increase in comprehensive primary and preventative care, such as medical, dental, and behavioral health services, for communities in the City of Pomona.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (CA-35) issued the following statement on the Republican Senate Healthcare proposal by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) issued the following statement in response to the defeat of the Senate’s most recent plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act: