More on Public Safety
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) today reintroduced the 911 SAVES Act, bipartisan legislation to reclassify 911 dispatchers from “Office and Administrative Support Occupations” to “Protective Service Occupations” in the Office of Management and Budget’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) catalog.
The reclassification would cost nothing, and would more accurately reflect the nature of America’s 100,000 public safety telecommunicators’ work.
The lawmakers released the following statements:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (D-CA) this week introduced the Frontline Heroes Act, legislation that would create the COVID-19 Frontline Healthcare Heroes Survivor and Disability Benefit Program. The program would provide survival benefits to the families of healthcare workers who die from COVID-19, and disability benefits to healthcare workers who are permanently disabled from COVID-19 related health complications.
POMONA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) issued the following statement today, retracting a prior press release.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (D-CA) was joined today by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), as well as fellow U.S. Representatives Deb Haaland (D-NM) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) to celebrate the passage of Savanna’s Act, legislation the bipartisan group of lawmakers championed in the House and Senate in honor of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind.
POMONA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) released the following statement today urging the public for information as a week transpired since two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies were ambushed by a gunman while sitting in their squad car in Compton.
While one of the Deputies has since been released from the hospital, a 31-year-old mother remains in the intensive care unit.
The assailant remains at large, and investigators are seeking a key witness seen on the video tape.
Rep. Torres released the following statement:
POMONA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today responded to news that two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies were ambushed by a gunman on Saturday while sitting in their squad car in Compton, California. Both deputies, one male and one female, remain in critical condition after undergoing multiple surgeries. The assailant remains at large, and anyone with information about his identity or whereabouts should contact the police immediately to help bring him to justice.
Congresswoman Torres released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, today offered an amendment to the FY21 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill that calls for the National Academy of Public Administration to carry out an assessment of options for the dissolution of DHS and transfer of its functions to other executive branch Departments or reorganize them as independent agencies.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today voted in favor of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, legislation to address systemic racism in law enforcement and protect black and brown communities from discriminatory police practices.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today led 27 lawmakers in requesting the Department of Justice (DOJ) release the full contents of a 2006 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) intelligence assessment entitled, “White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement,” provide an updated status of such infiltration, and share how the DOJ and FBI have addressed the issue since the initial release of the assessment.
The lawmakers write, in part: