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An opportunity to meet staff members of Rep. Norma J. Torres to assist with problems with federal agencies will be held Thursday.
The “Congress on Your Corner” will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pomona Chamber of Commerce, 101 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona.
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Politics can be messy, but Norma Torres isn’t afraid to get a little dirty.
“I love to ride a dirt bike whenever I can,” the House freshman and former 911 dispatcher said.
“Just that wind. You know, that dirt and the speed, it’s amazing,” she says.
Rep. Norma Torres immigrated to the United States from Guatemala when she was three years old and is a longtime resident of the Inland Empire. She received her bachelor’s degree in Labor Studies from the National Labor College. Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Torres served as a State Assembly Member and as a Mayor and Council Member in the City of Pomona.
Residents of Fontana and Rialto in need of assistance with federal agencies can meet with caseworkers from the office of Rep. Norma Torres, D-Ontario, for help.
Rep. Norma Torres was a little girl when she arrived in Whittier from her native Guatemala in the early 1970s.
“I know no other country,” said Torres, D-Ontario. “It wasn’t my choice to come here.”
Torres came to live with an uncle and aunt in Whittier after her mother became ill and her father needed to care for his ailing wife, she said.
Federal lawmakers from the Inland Empire, where many businesses export products overseas, have expressed disappointed that House leaders are allowing the expiration of the congressional charter for the Export-Import Bank, which helps finance and guarantee loans for overseas transactions.
The United States’ historically racist Indian affairs policy cost Native Americans millions of lives and millions of acres of land. At a recent hearing, Rep. Norma J. Torres, D-Calif., acknowledged the devastation wrought by the allotment policy on American-Indian nations and tribes. She is our new hero in Native American country.
Congresswoman Norma Torres joined a bipartisan group of Congresswomen on a trip to Afghanistan and Kuwait this month to celebrate Mother’s Day with female service members – and moms – who are away from their families.
The four Congresswomen delivered homemade Mother’s Day cards created by 16 third-graders at St. Joseph Elementary School in Pomona.
Rep. Norma Torres, D-Ontario, Rep.
Local congressional members, despite voting in the affirmative on Tuesday, expressed disappointment in the passage of another short-term extension of transportation funding, instead of a comprehensive bill they say would significantly improve the movement of goods and traffic in Southern California.