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May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today voted in favor of the Heroes Act, a COVID-19 supplemental funding package to support small businesses, workers and families across the country.

 

May 12, 2020 Press Release

POMONA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today announced two Department of Interior grants totaling $1.5 million to help provide clean water to the City of Chino.

 

May 11, 2020 Press Release

POMONA, CA — Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today announced $1,070,551 in grant funding awarded to ParkTree Community Health Center to expand COVID-19 testing and their Telehealth Program, and to Unicare Community Health Center to expand testing capacity.

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May 7, 2020 Press Release

POMONA – U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (CA-35) and Mark Takano (CA-41) led 11 other federal lawmakers from across California in requesting information from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations (CDCR) about how it is protecting staff and inmates from COVID-19 at state-run prison facilities.

 

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May 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), Co-Chair of the New American Caucus and the only Central American serving in Congress, along with fellow New American Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Rep.

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May 4, 2020 Press Release

POMONA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, today announced more than $1.7 million in new funding for local housing agencies.

 

April 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today questioned why the Small Business Administration (SBA) notified the public only hours before a special loan approval period it claimed was to help small businesses secure Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.

 

April 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today led 76 lawmakers in calling for next COVID-19 stimulus package to include survivor benefits, commiserate compensation, and workplace protections for medical personnel as they combat coronavirus.

 

April 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today voted for the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, an interim coronavirus relief package to provide additional funding to support small businesses through the economic downturn.

April 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), the only Central American immigrant serving in Congress and Co-Chair of the New American Caucus, today responded to Smithfield Foods’ claim that its Sioux Falls pork processing plant became a COVID-19 cluster because of “living circumstances in certain cultures” of its employees.

 

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August 19, 2019 In The News

Building a shelter in the Inland Empire to house up to 430 unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border doesn’t make sense and raises “serious concerns,” four House Democrats who represent the region wrote in a letter Monday, Aug. 19.

 

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August 16, 2019 In The News

Congressional representatives and immigrant advocates are criticizing the federal government’s proposal to open a new shelter for unaccompanied migrant children in the Inland Empire.

 

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August 15, 2019 In The News

The National Science Foundation awarded a $475,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program grant to Cal Poly Pomona, it was announced Monday.

 

August 13, 2019 In The News

It took months for Debra Cummings’ disability benefits to kick in.

 

But when the check arrived, it wasn’t for the full amount. So the 58-year-old Redlands resident made several phone calls to the Social Security Administration. She wasn’t getting anywhere, until an employee threw her a lifeline.

 

August 9, 2019 In The News

La congresista estadounidense Norma Torres lloró este jueves al recordar la inminente salida de la Comisión Internacional Contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG) y pidió al pueblo apoyar a los funcionarios que todavía quedan en el país centroamericano.

 

August 9, 2019 In The News

Fontana celebrated the 36th annual National Night Out, along with many other communities nationwide, on Aug. 6.

 

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August 8, 2019 In The News

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized U.S. treatment of migrants during a visit to Guatemala, and raised doubts about whether the Central American country could cope with a migration deal agreed with the Trump administration.

 

August 2, 2019 In The News

GUATEMALA CITY — One week after reaching a deal that would force Guatemala to absorb Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States, the head of the Department of Homeland Security assured Guatemalan officials that the United States would invest in the country and try to sign similar agreements with at least five other nations in the region.

 

July 26, 2019 In The News

A new agreement between the U.S. and Guatemala would require any migrants who pass through that country to seek asylum there, the White House announced Friday. If the law takes effect, migrants who are apprehended in the U.S. would be deported Guatemala despite their country of origin. 

 

July 19, 2019 In The News

La Congresista estadounidense Norma Torres habló este jueves ante la Cámara de Representantes en apoyo al pueblo guatemalteco a quienes les pidió no perder la esperanza ante la situación que enfrenta el país.

 

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