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Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California

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May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – 55 Members of Congress, led by Reps. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Gwen Moore (D-WI) sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly urging him to reject the appointment of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke as assistant secretary in the Office of Partnership and Engagement at the Department of Homeland Security.

 

May 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) issued the following statement on the release of President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal:
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.

 

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May 9, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – To mark Infrastructure Week 2017 (May 15th – 19th), Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) has introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at addressing the funding shortfall in the nation’s infrastructure spending: the Regional Infrastructure Accelerator Act and the American Infrastructure Opportunity Bonds Act.
May 4, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) issued the following statement on the American Health Care Act, the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare:
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April 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Reps. Norma Torres (D-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) announced the start of the Saved by American Immigrants National Taskforce (SAINT). The taskforce will collect and share stories of documented and undocumented immigrants who have positively contributed to U.S. society through heroic or lifesaving acts.
April 21, 2017 Press Release
ONTARIO, CA – Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) unveiled the winner of the 35th District’s 2016 Congressional Art Competition at an awards ceremony and exhibition yesterday evening at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona. The winning piece, “A Better Tomorrow” by Pomona resident Evelyn Ruiz, was selected out of 49 pieces submitted from students throughout the 35th District.
April 19, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) hosted a listening session for seniors and workshops focused on Social Security in Rialto and Fontana.

 

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April 19, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) held a small business roundtable in Rialto to hear directly from local businesses about the challenges they face and to learn about the effectiveness of available resources.

 

April 12, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – In commemoration of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) highlighted the important work of 911 dispatchers through the introduction of a congressional resolution and by taking part in a series of local events and site visits. 

 

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April 18, 2017 In The News

Eva works the graveyard shift as a 911 dispatcher for the Los Angeles Police Department.

September 20, 2016 In The News
On any given day, a 911 dispatcher might direct police as a crime is in progress, provide lifesaving first aid, or speak to a caller on the brink of suicide. Dispatchers are critical members of the first responder community who use their specialized skills and training to save lives and keep communities safe. However, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has recently proposed that the position of “Public Safety Telecommunicator” be classified as an “Office and Administrative Support Occupation.”
August 15, 2016 In The News

ONTARIO >> A local manufacturer of fiberglass shipping crates for military weapons is hoping to double in size and output over the next decade. The owners also want to leverage its status as a minority-owned business.

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.

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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.

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July 23, 2016 In The News

Desperate to get out of US custody and reunite with his wife, Belkin Antonio Hernandez-Vargas turned to one of the biggest names in the business of helping immigrant detainees secure bail bonds.

July 21, 2016 In The News

By the numbers:

7,044: total weapons melted

23: years melting guns at Gerdau Steel Mill in Rancho Cucamonga

3,000: degrees it takes to melt a weapon

150: pounds of scrap metal mixed in with the weapons

5: tons of rebar created

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July 20, 2016 In The News

The move toward local control of L.A./Ontario International Airport is gaining altitude.

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July 13, 2016 In The News

Legislation that would help facilitate the transfer of LA/Ontario International Airport to local control has now passed both the House and the Senate.

The bill, which was approved by the Senate Wednesday afternoon on a 89-4 vote, was part of a broader bill extending the Federal Aviation Administration. It is now expected to be signed into law by President Barack Obama.

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July 13, 2016 In The News

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