Torres Leads Charge on Improving Local Transportation, Protecting Immigrants, and Stabilizing Central America
WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House of Representatives will vote on a series of proposals introduced by Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) that will increase funding for regional transportation planning and transit oriented development, will protect vulnerable immigrants from abusive practices, and will strengthen anti-corruption efforts in Guatemala.
"I'm proud to be pushing Congress to act on issues important to voters in the 35th District including improving transportation here in the Inland Empire and protecting the rights and livelihoods of immigrant families," said Torres. "By allowing a debate and a vote on these five amendments, we will make sure the priorities of our community remain at the forefront of critical funding decisions by Congress.”
The five amendments introduced by Torres are being considered as part of a comprehensive package to fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year. Torres’s amendments were five of only 118 that have been allowed to proceed to a vote out thus far out of over 900 amendments that were submitted to the bill. Votes are expected as early as today. Additional amendments introduced by Torres will be considered by the Rules Committee later today.