Local Issues

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.

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February 20, 2020 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today hosted a reception at her district office in Ontario announcing 14 military academy nominations she is recommending from across the Inland Empire.


Each year, Rep. Torres nominates promising high school seniors from California’s 35th Congressional District for the honor of studying at esteemed military academies across the United States, providing an equivalent scholarship of $500,000 for each student. This year is Rep. Torres’ largest group of nominations to date.


February 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today joined 9-1-1 dispatchers from across the country at the National Emergency Number Association’s (NENA) annual advocacy day in Washington, DC.


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.


February 10, 2020 Page

My office is proud to collaborate with the Cal Poly Pomona College of Business Administration to offer VITA Workshops for the 2019 Tax Season at the Pomona Public Library.


December 2, 2019 Press Release

POMONA, CA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) published an op-ed with the Inland Empire Daily Bulletin commemorating the four-year anniversary of the San Bernardino shooting, which claimed 14 lives, including two of her own constituents, on December 2nd, 2015.


November 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) released the following statement today announcing her appointment as Co-Chair to the New Democrat Coalition Housing Task Force.


“I bought my first home at the age of twenty-three – not many can say the same today,” Rep. Torres said.As a longtime resident of the Inland Empire, I know that the biggest barrier preventing our community from reaching its full economic potential is lack of affordable housing units.”


October 18, 2019 Press Release

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Norma Torres (CA-35) announced that the United States House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 3329, a bill designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5186 Benito Street in Montclair, California, as the "Paul Eaton Post Office Building”. The bill honoring the late Mayor now moves to the U.S. Senate for further consideration.


October 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) introduced a bipartisan resolution expressing support for the designation of the second Monday in October as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” to celebrate and honor indigenous peoples and their shared history and culture. The resolution is co-sponsored by Representatives Deb Haaland (D-NM), Don Young (R-AK), Sharice Davids (D-KS), and Betty McCollum (D-MN).


September 27, 2019 Press Release

Recent reports have emerged that U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement seeks to lease space in the Inland Empire


September 12, 2019 Press Release

The 35th Congressional District is one of the hardest to count in the country


The town hall brought together representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau, local elected officials, community-based organizations, educational institutions, the business community, and members of the public