Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California
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Norma Torres Appointed to Committee on Homeland Security

January 9, 2015
Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         Contact:  Anna Gonzalez
January 9, 2015                                                                                  Phone: (202) 225 - 6161
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi nominated Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) to serve on the House Committee on Homeland Security.
“The issues that come before the Homeland Security Committee are of critical importance to my state and my district.  A destination for tourists and domestic and international commerce, California relies on our ability to ensure our nation’s transportation, border, and cyber security,” said Torres.  “The 35th district is home to Ontario International Airport and serves as an inland port through which goods from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are transported to the rest of the country.  Protecting our nation’s infrastructure and ensuring the effective implementation of security regulations are vital to the region’s economy.   As Congress wrestles with addressing our broken immigration system, we also cannot afford to forget that protecting our borders goes hand-in-hand with reforming our immigration laws to reflect the realities of the 21st century.
Between the recent terrorist attack in France, bombing of the NAACP office in Colorado Springs, and Sony’s cyber-attack, we are constantly reminded of this committee’s important work and of the critical need to adequately fund and equip the Department of Homeland Security,” Torres continued.  “My service on the Homeland Security Committee is a humbling responsibility, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to ensure we are prepared to tackle the unprecedented challenges facing our nation.”  
The full Democratic Caucus will vote on the Leader’s nominations next week, while the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee will meet again in the coming weeks to recommend additional committee assignments.