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July 16, 2019 Press Release

Violence against women in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala is a major driver of migration to the United States


The measure strengthens protections for women and children in their homes and communities to reduce female homicides, domestic violence, and sexual assault


July 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that a measure based on their Prevent Crime and Terrorism Act has passed the House as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA), and now moves to the U.S. Senate for further consideration.

July 15, 2019 Press Release

Torres and Espaillat are respectively the first Guatemalan and Dominican Americans to serve in Congress


July 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump backed down from adding a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States blocked the Trump Administration from including the question in the census:

June 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to reports that the Trump Administration is planning to roll back the parole in place program, which allows the undocumented family members of active duty servicemembers to remain in the U.S. temporarily:


June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision on the case of U.S. Department of Commerce v. New York, which determined that the Trump Administration’s citizenship question will not be included in the 2020 Census: 

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement on the legislation to provide humanitarian assistance for migrants at the southern border.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

According to a 2018 California State University-San Bernardino report, commuting costs for San Bernardino and Los Angeles County residents averaged $11,138 per year


June 21, 2019 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Hoy, la congresista Norma J. Torres (CA-35) emitió la siguiente declaración sobre los informes de que la Agencia de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) llevará a cabo redadas de inmigración a gran escala este fin de semana:



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June 10, 2019 In The News

La semana pasada, la Cámara de Representantes aprobó la Ley de Sueños y Promesas. Este proyecto de ley histórico brindará alivio y un camino a la ciudadanía a más de un millón de personas que ya han construido sus vidas en los Estados Unidos.

May 28, 2019 In The News

To some Democrats, impeaching President Trump is not just about whether findings of the Mueller reportshow that he broke the law. It’s an umbrella punishment for all the ways he’s deviated from the presidential norm.


May 24, 2019 In The News

Rep. Norma Torres looks at the Central American migrants flocking to the Mexican border in hopes of gaining asylum in the United States and sees her own reflection.


May 23, 2019 In The News

Esas dos congresistas, la demócrata Norma Torres y la republicana Ann Wagner,propusieron la semana pasada una iniciativa legal, que acabó siendo consolidada en otra ley que finalmente fue aprobada este miércoles en el Comité de Exteriores, por lo que ahora será debatida en el pleno de la Cámara de Representantes, de mayoría demócrata.



May 15, 2019 In The News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. House members re-introduced legislation Tuesday that calls for the Justice Department to review how law enforcement agencies respond to cases of missing and slain Native Americans as the nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue gains momentum.


May 10, 2019 In The News

They're the voice of calm in an emergency. 911 dispatchers deal with life and death every day, but they do it for low pay, long hours and little recognition. Now there's a national push to change that by bumping 911 jobs into a new classification that better reflects their life-saving role.


April 24, 2019 In The News

Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Calif.) was not for impeaching President Trump — until she read the Mueller report. The moderate Democrat says special counsel Robert S. Mueller III convinced her that House Democrats should begin impeachment proceedings right away against Trump, regardless of any political consequences to their party.


April 17, 2019 In The News

President Donald Trump, who has received unprecedented support from America’s gun lobby, seems determined to make it easier to export firearms and harder to keep track of whether they’re destined for terrorists or rogue regimes.

April 10, 2019 In The News

David Greene talks to Democratic Rep. Norma Torres of California about Trump's toughening immigration policies, and the effects on Central American asylum-seekers. NPR's Mara Liasson weighs in.



April 8, 2019 In The News

Washington — Citing an unprecedented flow of migrant families heading towards the southern border, President Trump announced last week his administration would be cutting all foreign aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.