Press Releases

March 27, 2020 Press Release
Lawmaker Ensured Contractors, Gig Economy Workers Included in Historic $2 Trillion Investment

POMONA, CA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) released the following statement today as Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), an emergency relief package with more than $2.2 trillion in economic relief for American workers and businesses suffering from the coronavirus outbreak.


March 26, 2020 Press Release
Lawmakers Warn That False Assertions About Medical Equipment Will Cost Lives

POMONA, CA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today led 44 of her Congressional colleagues in sending a letter to President Donald J. Trump demanding evidence to corroborate his administration’s claims that it is resolving shortages of critical medical supplies needed to combat coronavirus and keep medical personnel safe.


March 25, 2020 Press Release
Funds will Help Expand Screening & Testing, Purchase PPE and More

POMONA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today announced that the first round of funding provided through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act for medical facilities in California’s 35th Congressional District.


March 23, 2020 Press Release

POMONA, CA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today reacted to a Los Angeles County plan to use 244 rooms at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel to quarantine coronavirus patients.


March 20, 2020 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) announced today that all public services for Inland Empire residents continue uninterrupted as her physical office in Ontario closes to protect the public health.


March 19, 2020 Press Release
Lawmaker Urges Congressional Leadership to Focus on Industries Hit Hard by Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Stenny Hoyer urging them to include provisions in the next coronavirus supplemental to address the immediate needs of independent contractors and gig workers.


The letter reads, in part:

March 16, 2020 Press Release
Announcement Comes Just Days After Torres Led 42 Lawmakers in Calling for the Change

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) responded today as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will not enforce its public charge rule in cases involving coronavirus testing and treatment.


March 15, 2020 Press Release

Pomona, CA—Hoy la Congresista Norma J. Torres (CA-35) comento sobre la decisión del Estado de California de no proceder con planes de traer pacientes infectados con coronavirus a un edificio desmoronado en Pomona. 


March 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today helped pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, legislation that provides emergency relief to alleviate the impact working Americans face from coronavirus’ impact on our economy.