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Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California

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One of my top priorities since entering Congress has been facilitating the transfer of Ontario International Airport (ONT) from the city of Los Angeles to the Ontario International Airport Authority. I believe that returning the airport to local control will attract more travelers and businesses to the area and spur economic development in the Inland Empire. The Ontario International Airport is strategically located at the center of an important freight movement system that attracts and supports economic activity throughout the region. Not only is the airport an important hub for our region’s manufactured and agricultural goods, Ontario Airport provides a convenient option for local businesses to expand their operations to reach other markets. In order to move the process of returning the airport to local control forward, I worked with my Democratic and Republican colleagues in Congress to pass legislation that was needed to implement the agreement between ONT and LAX. 

 

Now that our community will have local control of Ontario Airport, I believe we need to make it easier for people to access it, which is why I strongly support the completion of the Gold Line Foothill extension to Ontario Airport. Not only will this lead to increased access and use of Ontario Airport, it will also attract investment in the surrounding communities, make our freeways and roads less congested, and reduce air pollution.

More on Local Issues

October 19, 2017 Event

Join Congresswoman Norma Torres and the City of Pomona for an Earthquake Preparedness Seminar to learn what steps the city, state, and federal government agencies are taking when a natural disaster strikes. 

 

Guest Speakers include: 

Pomona Police Department - Immediate emergency response during a natural disaster

LA County Fire Department - CERT training to be better prepared for a major disaster

Cal Poly Pomona - Impacts of the local fault and how close you are to a fault 

September 15, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) introduced the HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act of 2017, a bill to increase the availability of affordable housing by modernizing outdated regulations so they include new manufactured housing options.
September 6, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House of Representatives will vote on a series of proposals introduced by Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) that will increase funding for regional transportation planning and transit oriented development, will protect vulnerable immigrants from abusive practices, and will strengthen anti-corruption efforts in Guatemala.
August 17, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) held a Cybersecurity seminar where local leaders were briefed by federal officials from the Department of Homeland Security, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and private sector professionals on the latest cyber threats and how to prepare for them.

 

August 14, 2017 Press Release

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.

 

July 13, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) hosted a roundtable for faith leaders from throughout the Inland Empire to discuss current healthcare challenges affecting the community and provide an update on healthcare legislation working its way through Congress.

 

May 31, 2017 Press Release
ONTARIO, CA – On June 21st, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) will take the field for the Congressional Women’s Softball Game, an annual event where female Members of Congress compete against the women of the DC press corps to raise awareness and funds for the Young Survival Coalition. Torres, slated to play in the position of catcher, will play in honor of local breast cancer survivor Lisa Logan of Chino who was diagnosed at age 33.
May 17, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – This past week, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) highlighted the importance of naturalization and civic participation through events geared toward helping eligible residents earn their citizenship.

 

April 18, 2017 In The News

Eva works the graveyard shift as a 911 dispatcher for the Los Angeles Police Department. Despite her long and grueling hours on the job, she gets up every Friday morning like clockwork, drives to Queen of the Valley Medical Center, picks up several carefully planned, nutritious meals, and sets off to distribute them to seniors in the community who might otherwise not have a hot meal or speak to another person all day.

April 10, 2017 Press Release
ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) issued the following statement in response to the shooting at North Park Elementary in San Bernardino, California: