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June 21, 2019 Press Release

The Air Force Educational Partnership Agreement could be extended to universities such as Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to advance the next generation of military technology


June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (CA-35) introduced a bill to rename the United States Post Office located at 5186 Benito Street in Montclair after Paul Eaton. The post office would be designated the “Paul Eaton Post Office Building” in honor of the late Mayor’s dedicated 48 years of public service to the Inland Empire.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

A hefty price tag should not prevent legal residents from becoming American citizens 


June 13, 2019 Press Release

Un alto costo en las aplicaciones no debería prevenir que residentes legales se conviertan en ciudadanos estadunidenses


June 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) recently congratulated seven area high school students accepted to the U.S. military service academies. The students were nominated by a panel of judges with military backgrounds. Following a rigorous application and interview process, the judges made their recommendations to the respective service academies for final approval.

June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (D-CA), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Salud Carbajal (D-CA), Jesús G. “Chuy” García (D-IL), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL), and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), members of the Congressional New Americans Caucus, released the following statement on the passage of H.R.

May 23, 2019 Press Release

People of color comprise 38 percent of the U.S. population but only account for less than 14 percent of all top U.S. House of Representatives staff, according to a 2018 study by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies


May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement on the North American Free Trade Agreement:


May 23, 2019 Press Release

El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala have some of the highest female and child homicide rates in the world


May 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (CA-35) announced that she was appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve on the House Democracy Partnership (HDP) for the 116th Congress. HDP is a bipartisan, twenty-member commission of the U.S.


In The News

April 4, 2019 In The News

Washington — Since taking office, President Trump has faulted Central American governments for not doing enough to stop migrant families from heading north, and he has repeatedly threatened to cut U.S. assistance to the region — a longstanding multi-million-dollar pillar of American foreign policy. 


April 3, 2019 In The News

“Esta lista es una farsa. Es increíble que los departamentos de Estado, de Defensa y de Justicia se hayan retrasado 53 días para entregar este informe, y esto es lo que nos dieron”, dijo Torres. 



April 1, 2019 In The News

Democratic lawmakers slammed President Donald Trump's threat to cut aid to the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua, noting that the move could hurt U.S. national security.


March 27, 2019 In The News

Hundreds of millions of dollars in aid that Congress approved for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras is stalled at the White House budget office, an impasse that threatens ongoing efforts to stem the influx of asylum seekers from the region.


March 27, 2019 In The News

The House on Wednesday cleared a bill aimed at closing the gender pay gap, marking its first vote on the issue in nearly a decade and notching another political win for the Democratic Party.


March 15, 2019 In The News

Union Pacific Railroad has committed to cleaning out or locking over a dozen railcars parked on tracks in Pomona in the next week, according to a local politician.


Since at least November, the abandoned railcars have been stored on a portion of unused tracks owned by Union Pacific near Temple Avenue and Valley Boulevard.


March 14, 2019 In The News

House Democrats have hit out at a Trump administration proposal to introduce a 10 percent surcharge for immigration petition filing fees to aid in deficit reduction, condemning the bid as a "cruel" plan that will hurt "hard-working, law-abiding immigrants."


February 26, 2019 In The News

THE HOUSE MOVED TUESDAY to undo President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to pay for a border wall with money Congress has not approved, setting up a battle over how much authority a president has and how much members of Trump's own party are prepared to defy him.


February 26, 2019 In The News

On Tuesday, Congress began considering a resolution that would end the national emergency that President Trump has declared at the southern border in order to secure the funds to construct a border wall, which Congress has repeatedly denied him.

February 14, 2019 In The News

Not everyone is in a position to hand out mini-loans without interest, and most wouldn’t if they could.


But Joe Rodgers gives what he can for family and friends to survive the past, and possibly the future government shutdown.