Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California
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April 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona), member of the powerful Rules Committee which helps determine the passage of amendments, announced that two amendments she offered to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 passed on the House floor.

April 25, 2018 Press Release

A recent report revealed that a Panamanian law firm sent a letter on behalf of the Trump Organization to Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela to request his intervention in an ongoing legal dispute over Trump Ocean Club Panama

 

April 13, 2018 Press Release

Since 2008, the United States has provided more than $1 billion to address violence, organized crime, and narcotics trafficking in Central America; Systemic corruption is undermining these goals in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador

April 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In letters to the House Committee on Appropriations, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) called for robust investment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, and in the nation’s 472 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI). Specifically, Torres requested funding for:

April 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In letters to the House Committee on Appropriations, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) requested robust funding to maintain security and improve wait times at the nation's air, land, and sea ports.

April 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA), the founder and co-chair of the Central America Caucus and member of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere in the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s comments about Central American migration:

April 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In several letters to the House Committee on Appropriations, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) called for robust funding for regional transportation planning and transit oriented development. Last year, the House of Representatives unanimously approved two amendments introduced by Torres to increase funding for infrastructure and transit programs.

March 29, 2018 Press Release

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.

March 19, 2018 Press Release

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

 

March 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement on the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY):

 

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August 12, 2017 In The News
Ontario, CA – Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) drew to a close her “Made in the 35th” tour of manufacturing businesses in the 35th district. The tour, which took place from August 7th through 11th, included informational meetings, events, tours and site visits of manufacturers in a wide range of industries in the cities of Bloomington, Chino, Fontana, Ontario, Pomona, and Rialto.
August 9, 2017 In The News

FONTANA >> Manufacturing jobs have been increasing in the Inland Empire at a much faster rate than the state and nation.

From 2009 to 2016, manufacturing jobs in San Bernardino County increased 13.3 percent — from 49,000 to 55,500 jobs, said Robert Kleinhenz, economist for The Center for Economic Forecasting and Development at UC Riverside.

August 8, 2017 In The News
Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) launched her “Made in the 35th” tour, which will highlight area manufacturers and bring attention to the challenges facing the Inland Empire’s manufacturing sector.
April 18, 2017 In The News

Eva works the graveyard shift as a 911 dispatcher for the Los Angeles Police Department.

September 20, 2016 In The News
On any given day, a 911 dispatcher might direct police as a crime is in progress, provide lifesaving first aid, or speak to a caller on the brink of suicide. Dispatchers are critical members of the first responder community who use their specialized skills and training to save lives and keep communities safe. However, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has recently proposed that the position of “Public Safety Telecommunicator” be classified as an “Office and Administrative Support Occupation.”
August 15, 2016 In The News

ONTARIO >> A local manufacturer of fiberglass shipping crates for military weapons is hoping to double in size and output over the next decade. The owners also want to leverage its status as a minority-owned business.

August 10, 2016 In The News

POMONA >> The U.S. Department of Justice awarded Pomona a grant to combat human trafficking and prostitution, the office of Rep. Norma J. Torres, D-Pomona, announced Wednesday.

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant is in the amount of $69,550, a news release states. Pomona will use the money to bolster the city’s human trafficking and prostitution enforcements.

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August 10, 2016 In The News

Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded the City of Pomona with a $69,550 grant to combat human trafficking and prostitution.  During the Fiscal Year 2016 congressional appropriations process Rep.

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July 23, 2016 In The News

Desperate to get out of US custody and reunite with his wife, Belkin Antonio Hernandez-Vargas turned to one of the biggest names in the business of helping immigrant detainees secure bail bonds.

July 21, 2016 In The News

By the numbers:

7,044: total weapons melted

23: years melting guns at Gerdau Steel Mill in Rancho Cucamonga

3,000: degrees it takes to melt a weapon

150: pounds of scrap metal mixed in with the weapons

5: tons of rebar created

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