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August 12, 2019 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Hoy, la representante estadounidense Norma J. Torres (D-CA) la primera miembro del Congreso de origen guatemalteco, emitió la siguiente declaración con respecto a la elección presidencial guatemalteca:


August 12, 2019 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA), the first Guatemalan-born Member of Congress, issued the following statement regarding the Guatemalan presidential election:


August 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) is joining U.S.

August 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (CA-35) and John Rutherford (FL-04) introduced H.Res. 535, a bipartisan resolution to recognize Tuesday, August 6, 2019 as National Night Out.

July 31, 2019 Press Release

Guatemala is one of the most violent and impoverished countries in the world—not a safe place for vulnerable asylum seekers to seek refuge


July 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement in response to Guatemala signing an asylum agreement with the Trump Administration:


July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Hoy, en el pleno de la Cámara de Representantes, la representante estadunidense Norma J. Torres (D-CA) le envió un mensaje de apoyo al pueblo de Guatemala en su lucha por la justicia y la democracia y en contra a la corrupción antes la segunda ronda de elecciones presidenciales.


July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to speak out in support of the people of Guatemala’s fight for justice and democracy and against corruption ahead of the upcoming second round of presidential elections.


July 25, 2019 Press Release

Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it is revising the naturalization test for the first time in ten years


As first-generation immigrants, the members of the Congressional New Americans Caucus took the test themselves to become U.S. citizens



In The News

April 24, 2019 In The News

Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Calif.) was not for impeaching President Trump — until she read the Mueller report. The moderate Democrat says special counsel Robert S. Mueller III convinced her that House Democrats should begin impeachment proceedings right away against Trump, regardless of any political consequences to their party.


March 27, 2019 In The News

Hundreds of millions of dollars in aid that Congress approved for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras is stalled at the White House budget office, an impasse that threatens ongoing efforts to stem the influx of asylum seekers from the region.


March 15, 2019 In The News

Union Pacific Railroad has committed to cleaning out or locking over a dozen railcars parked on tracks in Pomona in the next week, according to a local politician.


Since at least November, the abandoned railcars have been stored on a portion of unused tracks owned by Union Pacific near Temple Avenue and Valley Boulevard.


March 14, 2019 In The News

House Democrats have hit out at a Trump administration proposal to introduce a 10 percent surcharge for immigration petition filing fees to aid in deficit reduction, condemning the bid as a "cruel" plan that will hurt "hard-working, law-abiding immigrants."


February 26, 2019 In The News

THE HOUSE MOVED TUESDAY to undo President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to pay for a border wall with money Congress has not approved, setting up a battle over how much authority a president has and how much members of Trump's own party are prepared to defy him.


February 26, 2019 In The News

On Tuesday, Congress began considering a resolution that would end the national emergency that President Trump has declared at the southern border in order to secure the funds to construct a border wall, which Congress has repeatedly denied him.

February 14, 2019 In The News

Not everyone is in a position to hand out mini-loans without interest, and most wouldn’t if they could.


But Joe Rodgers gives what he can for family and friends to survive the past, and possibly the future government shutdown.


January 31, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — American gun manufacturers and their allies have pressed the federal government for years to change the way it regulates small-arms exports in an effort to ease restrictions, boost gun sales abroad and lower costs at home. The Trump administration appears to be on the brink of delivering.


January 18, 2019 In The News

The Inland Empire will have broad representation on the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for allocating the federal budget.


Three representatives from San Bernardino and Riverside counties will sit on the committee during the 116th Congressional session, Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands, Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona and Rep. Norma Torres, D-Pomona.


January 17, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 47 Democratic members of Congress urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to impose sanctions on corrupt officials in the government of Guatemala and suspend assistance to the Central American nation.