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Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California

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February 24, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) joined NextGen Climate President Tom Steyer for tours of projects that are helping to make environmental sustainability a way of life for all residents of the Inland Empire. 

 

February 21, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA - Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) held a transportation policy roundtable meeting with local officials and regional transportation authorities to discuss short- and long-term regional priorities and increase coordination in planning and building regionally-oriented transportation solutions.

 

February 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to reports of a Department of Homeland Security memo exploring the possibility of using National Guard troops to enforce immigration laws:

 

February 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Reps. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and John R. Moolenaar (R-MI), joined by Reps. Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), and Albio Sires (D-NJ), introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives to reaffirm the United States Congress’s commitment to fighting corruption in Central America.

 

February 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) issued the following statement after a scheduled meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and ICE Acting Director Thomas D. Homan regarding this weekend’s immigration raids was abruptly cancelled:

 

February 9, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) issued the following statement on the ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals against reinstating President Trump’s travel ban:

 

February 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) introduced H.R. 981, the Indian Health Service (IHS) Hiring Freeze Exemption Act, a bill that would exempt the Indian Health Service (IHS) from President Trump’s federal employee hiring freeze.

 

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February 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Reps. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) announced the creation of the New Americans Caucus to celebrate the growing number of new Americans serving in the United States Congress. The group, comprised of first-generation immigrants, will provide a forum to inform all Members of Congress about the issues affecting new Americans and an opportunity to discuss how immigrants help strengthen the fabric of America.
February 3, 2017 Press Release
Reps. Norma Torres and Ruben Gallego lead letter to Speaker Ryan demanding clarification on rules regarding participation by House staff in drafting Trump’s executive orders

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, following reports that Republican House Judiciary staffers secretly participated in drafting Donald Trump’s anti-refugee executive order, House Democrats wrote to Speaker Paul Ryan strongly urging him to clarify whether it is permissible for House staff to provide assistance to the White House in developing its policies.  The letter also d

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