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Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California

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November 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement regarding the recent elections in Honduras:

 

November 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA) introduced the GI Bill Distance Learning Improvement Act, in honor of Veterans Day. This legislation looks to assist veterans’ pursuit of higher education following their military service by providing additional resources to support distance learning.

 

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November 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) released the following statement in reaction to the Department of Homeland Security’s refusal to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for citizens of Nicaragua and its failure to make a determination with regard to TPS for Honduran nationals:

 

October 30, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA –Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) participated in a bipartisan Homeland Security Committee field hearing at the Port of Los Angeles titled “Examining Physical Security and Cybersecurity at our Nation’s Ports.” This hearing is being held on the heels of last week’s successful passage of H.R.

October 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Norma Torres (D-Pomona) announced that she is traveling to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to survey the damage and recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria on a delegation with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) and House Democratic Whip Steny H.

October 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 3101, the Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act of 2017.

 

October 20, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) concluded her Disaster Preparedness week.

October 18, 2017 Press Release

FONTANA, CA—Yesterday, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona), participated in the Inland Empire DACA Club Conference at Chaffey College. At the event, she spoke about her work to fight for the passage of the Dream Act, and pledged her continued support. She also urged Dreamers and their allies to continue their grassroots efforts to build on the widespread popular support for the Dream Act.

October 16, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) announced the launch of her Disaster Preparedness Week, which will include a series of events to highlight earthquake preparedness, multiple meetings with first responders and elected officials to discuss effective, coordinated emergency response strategies, and taking part in the Great Shakeout at a local high school.

 

October 14, 2017 Press Release

FONTANA, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) was joined by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta for a tour of the Chaffey College InTech Center (Industrial and Technical Learning Center) to see how federal grants can jumpstart public-private workforce development programs.

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June 23, 2016 In The News

Fed up with Republican inaction on gun control, House Democrats, including nearly three dozen from California, shut down business as usual Wednesday with an old-fashioned, if highly unusual, sit-in that forced live television coverage of the chamber off the air and sent GOP leaders scrambling for cover.

June 22, 2016 In The News

On Tuesday, June 22, Reps. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) requested an update from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the implementation of next generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) systems across the country and the impact diverting local and state 9-1-1 fees has had on emergency services.

June 21, 2016 In The News

Following years of lobbying, Congress has taken a key step in putting L.A./Ontario International Airportinto local hands.

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June 16, 2016 In The News


Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor announced recently that the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) will be receiving a $7.2 million grant from the Bureau of Reclamation's WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse program, which is the U.S. Department of the Interior's sustainable water initiative.

June 14, 2016 In The News

La Comisión Especial para el Proceso de Depuración y Transformación de la Policía Nacional de Honduras se reunió hoy en Washington con altos funcionarios estadounidenses para conversar sobre los avances del proceso, informó una fuente oficial.

May 28, 2016 In The News

For years, John Latino thought he had received Navy commendations for his service on the USS Independence aircraft carrier during the Jordanian crisis in 1970 and 1971, when the ships’ helicopters were used to evacuate American citizens. 

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May 26, 2016 In The News

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today joined with Congresswoman Norma Torres (CA-35) and Congressmen Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Jim McGovern (MA-32), Joe Pitts (PA-16), and Albio Sires (NJ-08), in welcoming the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) to Capitol Hill to provide a Congressional briefing on the unexplained disappearance in September 2014 of 43 Mexican student teachers f

May 24, 2016 In The News

An annual intelligence authorization act passed Tuesday by the House of Representatives would crack down on cyber-security at U.S. seaports, the latest step to alleviate growing concerns over terror attacks on the maritime industry. 

May 11, 2016 In The News

The bill that authorizes funding for the country’s intelligence-related activities includes language that would require Homeland Security officials to give updates on the cybersecurity threats connected to the country’s maritime industry.

H.R. 5077 passed unanimously in the House Intelligence Committee late last month. It awaits a vote in the full House.

April 20, 2016 In The News

With low morale, high attrition, significant barriers to hiring and facilities at ports-of-entry lawmakers say are restricting commerce and tourism, Customs and Border Protection is struggling to do more with less.

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