ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) hosted a roundtable for faith leaders from throughout the Inland Empire to discuss current healthcare challenges affecting the community and provide an update on healthcare legislation working its way through Congress.
WASHINGTON, DC – This week Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, will introduce the North Korea Follow the Money Act, a bill aimed at making sanctions against North Korea more effective in preventing the advancement of their nuclear weapons program by more accurately determining the regime’s revenue sources.
ONTARIO, CA – On July 4th, the Carnegie Corporation of New York will honor Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) as part of their annual Great Immigrants tribute recognizing the important contributions immigrants have made to advance our society, culture, and economy.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) has reintroduced the Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act in response to a recent world-wide cyber-attack that has resulted in the shutdown of the largest terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) released the following statement on the closure of the largest terminal at the Port of Los Angeles after a cyber-attack hit various companies in Europe and across the globe, including Danish shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) introduced the Job Opportunities between Our Shores (JOBS) Act, a bill to promote advanced manufacturing in California and throughout the United States and give dislocated workers the training and skills they need to find new jobs in growing industries.
WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier this week, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) represented the United States as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation to Mexico City for the 53rd United States – Mexico Interparliamentary Group Meeting. Torres, along with ten other U.S. Members of Congress, took part in a series of sessions with Mexican legislators to discuss areas of mutual interest and concern.
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An opportunity to meet staff members of Rep. Norma J. Torres to assist with problems with federal agencies will be held Thursday.
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Politics can be messy, but Norma Torres isn’t afraid to get a little dirty.
“I love to ride a dirt bike whenever I can,” the House freshman and former 911 dispatcher said.
“Just that wind. You know, that dirt and the speed, it’s amazing,” she says.
Rep. Norma Torres immigrated to the United States from Guatemala when she was three years old and is a longtime resident of the Inland Empire. She received her bachelor’s degree in Labor Studies from the National Labor College. Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Torres served as a State Assembly Member and as a Mayor and Council Member in the City of Pomona.
Residents of Fontana and Rialto in need of assistance with federal agencies can meet with caseworkers from the office of Rep. Norma Torres, D-Ontario, for help.
Rep. Norma Torres was a little girl when she arrived in Whittier from her native Guatemala in the early 1970s.
“I know no other country,” said Torres, D-Ontario. “It wasn’t my choice to come here.”
Torres came to live with an uncle and aunt in Whittier after her mother became ill and her father needed to care for his ailing wife, she said.
Federal lawmakers from the Inland Empire, where many businesses export products overseas, have expressed disappointed that House leaders are allowing the expiration of the congressional charter for the Export-Import Bank, which helps finance and guarantee loans for overseas transactions.