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May 20, 2019 Press Release

Los Angeles area residents owe nearly $51 billion in student loan debt, according to a recent study by Experian


Appropriations bill increases funding for federal student aid programs by $492 million  


May 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement after the U.S. State Department submitted a new report to Congress regarding corruption in the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

May 17, 2019 Press Release

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


May 16, 2019 Press Release

In the 35th Congressional District, three Title X-funded clinics serve nearly 30,000 low-income patients; the Trump Administration has sought to make it harder for such providers to receive federal funds


May 15, 2019 Press Release

HSIs receive nearly 30 percent less federal dollars per student compared to other institutions of higher education


Appropriations bill increases funding for HSIs by nearly 20 percent

May 14, 2019 Press Release

The bill honors Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a 22-year-old pregnant member of the Spirit Lake Tribe who was tragically murdered in 2017


May 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Albio Sires (D-NJ), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, led a group of 101 Members of Congress in a letter urging U.S.

May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (CA-35) announced that her legislative proposal to prevent President Trump from limiting cities and states, like California, from taking ambitious actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions passed on the House floor. The proposal passed as part of H.R.

April 25, 2019 Press Release

National Science Foundation award will help retain and support high achieving students who are low-income or from historically under-represented communities in STEM fields


April 18, 2019 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report:



In The News

January 31, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — American gun manufacturers and their allies have pressed the federal government for years to change the way it regulates small-arms exports in an effort to ease restrictions, boost gun sales abroad and lower costs at home. The Trump administration appears to be on the brink of delivering.


January 18, 2019 In The News

The Inland Empire will have broad representation on the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for allocating the federal budget.


Three representatives from San Bernardino and Riverside counties will sit on the committee during the 116th Congressional session, Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands, Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona and Rep. Norma Torres, D-Pomona.


January 17, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 47 Democratic members of Congress urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to impose sanctions on corrupt officials in the government of Guatemala and suspend assistance to the Central American nation.


January 12, 2019 In The News

Reporting from Mexico City — The last time a Guatemalan president tried to cut off a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission that was investigating him, the United States quickly intervened.


January 9, 2019 In The News

In 2015, I began my first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, as the first member of Congress from Guatemala. That year, I watched the “Guatemalan Spring” from afar. I read with shock the growing list of corruption allegations against President Otto Pérez Molina and Vice President Roxanna Baldetti.

January 7, 2019 In The News

Reporting from Mexico City — The Guatemalan government said Monday that it is expelling a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission that has investigated the president and other lawmakers — a decision that edges the Central American nation toward a constitutional crisis.


January 7, 2019 In The News

MEXICO CITY — The Guatemalan government said Monday that it would expel a United Nations-backed anticorruption panel, giving its prosecutors a day to leave the country in the most decisive effort yet by President Jimmy Morales to remove the body that has been investigating him and other top politicians.


December 23, 2018 In The News

While the rest of us are scouring Amazon and invading outlet malls to snatch up last minute Christmas gifts, our Commander-in-Tweet really wanted his U.S.-Mexico border wall so damn bad that he killed a bipartisan spending deal that would’ve avoided a government shutdown.


December 19, 2018 In The News

On August 19, 2017, a pregnant 22-year-old named Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was reported missing in Fargo, North Dakota. Eight days later, her body was found in a nearby river.

December 18, 2018 In The News

En la propuesta de ley presentada por la congresista Norma Torres la semana pasada, “ley de rendición de cuentas”, busca sancionar a quienes interfieran con el trabajo que hace, por ejemplo, la Comisión Internacional Contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG), que podría encajar en lo ocurrido este martes con la revocatoria de visas e inmunidad a investigadores de la Comisión.