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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.

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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. 

 

February 21, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA - Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) held a transportation policy roundtable meeting with local officials and regional transportation authorities to discuss short- and long-term regional priorities and increase coordination in planning and building regionally-oriented transportation solutions.

 

January 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) released the following statement in response to reports of widespread flooding throughout Southern California and in particular, the Inland region:

 

“With rains continuing and flooding only set to get worse across Southern California, I urge Inland Empire residents to exercise extreme caution and limit travel as best they can.  Floodwaters are often deceptive and unpredictable.  Please do not put your life and the lives of first responders at risk. 

 

November 2, 2016 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) took part in the Airport Transfer Ceremony of Ontario International Airport.  The ceremony marked the official completion of the transfer of control of the airport from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to the newly-formed Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA).

 

October 28, 2016 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – On October 25th, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) hosted a workshop at Cal Poly Pomona to help local officials and non-profit organizations find, apply, and obtain federal grant funding.

 

October 27, 2016 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) applauded two studies that revealed the significant economic impact of the Gold Line.  The reports, prepared by The Maxima Group and Beacon Economics, quantified the economic growth that resulted from the Gold Line’s first segment and measured the potential development that could take place during Phase 2 of the project.

 

October 21, 2016 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) was awarded the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Defender of Housing Award at a reception hosted by the Building Industry Association of California Baldy View Chapter this Thursday at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario.

 

August 11, 2016 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded the City of Pomona with a $69,550 grant to combat human trafficking and prostitution.

 

August 10, 2016 In The News

POMONA >> The U.S. Department of Justice awarded Pomona a grant to combat human trafficking and prostitution, the office of Rep. Norma J. Torres, D-Pomona, announced Wednesday.

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant is in the amount of $69,550, a news release states. Pomona will use the money to bolster the city’s human trafficking and prostitution enforcements.

August 10, 2016 In The News

Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded the City of Pomona with a $69,550 grant to combat human trafficking and prostitution.  During the Fiscal Year 2016 congressional appropriations process Rep. Torres signed onto a letter specifically requesting strong funding for the JAG program in the FY16 Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill which funds programs in the Department of Justice.