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Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California

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June 23, 2016 In The News

Fed up with Republican inaction on gun control, House Democrats, including nearly three dozen from California, shut down business as usual Wednesday with an old-fashioned, if highly unusual, sit-in that forced live television coverage of the chamber off the air and sent GOP leaders scrambling for cover.

June 22, 2016 In The News

On Tuesday, June 22, Reps. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) requested an update from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the implementation of next generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) systems across the country and the impact diverting local and state 9-1-1 fees has had on emergency services.

June 21, 2016 In The News

Following years of lobbying, Congress has taken a key step in putting L.A./Ontario International Airportinto local hands.

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June 16, 2016 In The News


Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor announced recently that the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) will be receiving a $7.2 million grant from the Bureau of Reclamation's WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse program, which is the U.S. Department of the Interior's sustainable water initiative.

June 14, 2016 In The News

La Comisión Especial para el Proceso de Depuración y Transformación de la Policía Nacional de Honduras se reunió hoy en Washington con altos funcionarios estadounidenses para conversar sobre los avances del proceso, informó una fuente oficial.

May 28, 2016 In The News

For years, John Latino thought he had received Navy commendations for his service on the USS Independence aircraft carrier during the Jordanian crisis in 1970 and 1971, when the ships’ helicopters were used to evacuate American citizens. 

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May 26, 2016 In The News

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today joined with Congresswoman Norma Torres (CA-35) and Congressmen Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Jim McGovern (MA-32), Joe Pitts (PA-16), and Albio Sires (NJ-08), in welcoming the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) to Capitol Hill to provide a Congressional briefing on the unexplained disappearance in September 2014 of 43 Mexican student teachers f

May 24, 2016 In The News

An annual intelligence authorization act passed Tuesday by the House of Representatives would crack down on cyber-security at U.S. seaports, the latest step to alleviate growing concerns over terror attacks on the maritime industry. 

May 11, 2016 In The News

The bill that authorizes funding for the country’s intelligence-related activities includes language that would require Homeland Security officials to give updates on the cybersecurity threats connected to the country’s maritime industry.

H.R. 5077 passed unanimously in the House Intelligence Committee late last month. It awaits a vote in the full House.

April 20, 2016 In The News

With low morale, high attrition, significant barriers to hiring and facilities at ports-of-entry lawmakers say are restricting commerce and tourism, Customs and Border Protection is struggling to do more with less.

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