Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California
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June 13, 2019 Press Release

A hefty price tag should not prevent legal residents from becoming American citizens 


June 13, 2019 Press Release

Un alto costo en las aplicaciones no debería prevenir que residentes legales se conviertan en ciudadanos estadunidenses


June 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) recently congratulated seven area high school students accepted to the U.S. military service academies. The students were nominated by a panel of judges with military backgrounds. Following a rigorous application and interview process, the judges made their recommendations to the respective service academies for final approval.

June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (D-CA), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Salud Carbajal (D-CA), Jesús G. “Chuy” García (D-IL), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL), and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), members of the Congressional New Americans Caucus, released the following statement on the passage of H.R.

May 23, 2019 Press Release

People of color comprise 38 percent of the U.S. population but only account for less than 14 percent of all top U.S. House of Representatives staff, according to a 2018 study by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies


May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement on the North American Free Trade Agreement:


May 23, 2019 Press Release

El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala have some of the highest female and child homicide rates in the world


May 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (CA-35) announced that she was appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve on the House Democracy Partnership (HDP) for the 116th Congress. HDP is a bipartisan, twenty-member commission of the U.S.

May 20, 2019 Press Release

Los Angeles area residents owe nearly $51 billion in student loan debt, according to a recent study by Experian


Appropriations bill increases funding for federal student aid programs by $492 million  


May 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement after the U.S. State Department submitted a new report to Congress regarding corruption in the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.


In The News

August 14, 2018 In The News

“Orgullosa de anunciar que la provisión bicameral que presenté con @SenatorCardin para responsabilizar a los funcionarios corruptos en Centroamérica ha sido firmada en ley por el Presidente. ¡Es hora de ponernos a trabajar contra la corrupción!, tuiteó la congresista en horas de la mañana de este martes.


July 27, 2018 In The News

On July 26, the US House and Senate approved a bill that will require the Secretary of State to share the identities of government officials in Central America’s Northern Triangle countries who are involved in corruption and drug trafficking with Congress.

July 19, 2018 In The News

La guatemalteca Norma Torres, congresista en Estados Unidos, expresó en el Patrullaje Informativo de Emisoras Unidas que habrá muchas más visas que serán retiradas por el Gobierno norteamericano.

July 18, 2018 In The News

La congresistas de origen guatemalteco, Norma J. Torres, visitó a seis niños que sufrieron quemaduras después de la erupción del volcán de Fuego en Guatemala. Los menores se encuentran recibiendo tratamiento en el Hospital Shriners para Niños en Galveston, Texas.

July 5, 2018 In The News

A few months ago, Cal Poly Pomona student Jenny Greenberg had paid to attend a workshop on campus.

She waited more than hour before the instructors finally arrived. It was then she realized they had been stuck behind the at-grade train crossing at Temple Avenue and Valley Boulevard. The gates were down and vehicles had to be rerouted.

July 3, 2018 In The News

California’s Air National Guard abandoned operations at Ontario International Airport more than 20 years ago, but its former station and buildings remain, taking up valuable space.

Rep. Norma Torres, D-Pomona, recently launched federal efforts to assist the airport in the costly hazardous material abatement and removal of the former Air National Guard buildings.

June 29, 2018 In The News

While the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy was causing a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, three members of Congress were introducing a bill to try to stop the flood of migrants coming in the first place. On June 22, Reps.

June 21, 2018 In The News

Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-35th District) toured the San Diego-Mexico border on June 18 to witness the effects of President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance policy that has separated thousands of children from their parents.

May 24, 2018 In The News

The only gun shop in all of Mexico is behind a fortress-like wall on a heavily guarded military base.

To enter the Directorate of Arms and Munitions Sales, customers must undergo months of background checks — six documents are required — and then be frisked by uniformed soldiers.

May 23, 2018 In The News

The Trump administration wants to streamline the process for exporting American firearms, a change sought for years by domestic gun companies as a way to increase sales.