According to the annual U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Point in Time count, nearly 544,000 people across the country were homeless on a given day in January 2017—a one percent increase from the year before
WASHINGTON, DC – In letters to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of several subcommittees of the House Committee on Appropriations, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) called for full funding of the programs under the umbrella of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness’ Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, and for $65 million in funding for the U.S.
One January 2017 Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Taskforce operation resulted in 36 arrests for suspected trafficking; Since its creation, the task force has rescued at least 120 children and 42 adult victims
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement on the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY):
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, a bipartisan group of 14 Members of Congress sent a letter to the Deputy Secretary of State, John Sullivan, underscoring the importance of the upcoming selection processes for new Attorneys General in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
WASHINGTON, DC—Hoy, un grupo bipartidista de miembros del Congreso estadounidense escribieron al Subsecretario del Estado, John Sullivan, para subrayar la importancia del proceso de selección de nuevos Fiscales Generales en El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, sent a letter to Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Director Robert Patterson to press the agency for answers about money laundering and drug trafficking at the Trump Ocean Club Panama, also known as the Bahia Grand Panama.
POMONA, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) released the following statement in response to the fatal police shooting in Pomona, California. Torres spent more than 17 years working as a 9-1-1 dispatcher for the Los Angeles Police Department.
Torres made stops in Redlands, Ontario, Chino, and Pomona to ensure the needs of local residents are reflected in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) budget
ONTARIO, CA – U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres met with superintendents from the Fontana Unified School District, Chaffey Joint Union High School District, Ontario-Montclair School District, Pomona Unified School District, and the Chino Valley Unified School District to discuss strategies to prevent gun violence in schools.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s budget proposal and infrastructure plan: