Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California
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November 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA) introduced the GI Bill Distance Learning Improvement Act, in honor of Veterans Day. This legislation looks to assist veterans’ pursuit of higher education following their military service by providing additional resources to support distance learning.

 

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November 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) released the following statement in reaction to the Department of Homeland Security’s refusal to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for citizens of Nicaragua and its failure to make a determination with regard to TPS for Honduran nationals:

 

October 30, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA –Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) participated in a bipartisan Homeland Security Committee field hearing at the Port of Los Angeles titled “Examining Physical Security and Cybersecurity at our Nation’s Ports.” This hearing is being held on the heels of last week’s successful passage of H.R.

October 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Norma Torres (D-Pomona) announced that she is traveling to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to survey the damage and recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria on a delegation with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) and House Democratic Whip Steny H.

October 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 3101, the Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act of 2017.

 

October 20, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) concluded her Disaster Preparedness week.

October 18, 2017 Press Release

FONTANA, CA—Yesterday, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona), participated in the Inland Empire DACA Club Conference at Chaffey College. At the event, she spoke about her work to fight for the passage of the Dream Act, and pledged her continued support. She also urged Dreamers and their allies to continue their grassroots efforts to build on the widespread popular support for the Dream Act.

October 16, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) announced the launch of her Disaster Preparedness Week, which will include a series of events to highlight earthquake preparedness, multiple meetings with first responders and elected officials to discuss effective, coordinated emergency response strategies, and taking part in the Great Shakeout at a local high school.

 

October 14, 2017 Press Release

FONTANA, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) was joined by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta for a tour of the Chaffey College InTech Center (Industrial and Technical Learning Center) to see how federal grants can jumpstart public-private workforce development programs.

October 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (CA-35) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s latest threat to abandon the Puerto Rico recovery effort:

 

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February 24, 2016 In The News

La primera congresista estadounidense nacida en Guatemala, Norma Torres, lidera un equipo de congresistas republicanos y demócratas que crearon un grupo de Asuntos Centroamericanos en la Cámara de Representantes, para "despertar conciencia sobre Centroamérica" y ofrecer un foro para discutir la política de Estados Unidos hacia la región.

February 24, 2016 In The News

Over the past several months, the international community has anxiously watched the Zika virus rapidly spread across the Americas. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other medical organizations, there is strong evidence that this virus causes some children to be born with small craniums and brains, a condition known as microcephaly.

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February 11, 2016 In The News

The budget proposed this week by President Obama represents a continued investment in our communities and in the hard-working families of the Inland Empire.

While our region continues to wrestle with unemployment, homelessness, and a transportation system that is struggling to keep up, this year we also witnessed an act of terror which hit dangerously close to home.

February 5, 2016 In The News

POMONA >> In a symbolic move, authority of Cal Poly Pomona was passed to new President Soraya M.

January 13, 2016 In The News

It's morning on Capitol Hill, and President Obama is many hours from taking the podium to deliver his final State of the Union address. Rep. Janice Hahn isn't quite early enough to get the best seat in the house, but she settles in for a long day.

January 12, 2016 In The News

The empty chair in First Lady Michelle Obama’s box during the State of the Union address wasn’t the only reminder Tuesday night of the toll of mass shootings in America.

January 12, 2016 In The News

Future passengers at L.A./Ontario International Airport may help pay off the cost for the two terminals.

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January 8, 2016 In The News

Latinos lawmakers stood united against the Obama administration’s latest deportation raids. As Latin Post reported, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), detained and deported several dozen immigrants who illegally entered the U.S.

January 8, 2016 In The News

Rep. Norma Torres, D-Pomona, will invite the dispatcher who directed 911 traffic during the San Bernardino terror attack to be the congresswoman's guest during the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

December 15, 2015 In The News

Off to the upper chamber goes legislation (H.R. 3878) to bolster maritime cybersecurity. The bill, which the House passed by voice vote on Wednesday, would require DHS develop a method of evaluating computer security risks at ports and write guidelines for reporting any incidents.

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