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Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California

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February 9, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) issued the following statement on the ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals against reinstating President Trump’s travel ban:

 

February 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) introduced H.R. 981, the Indian Health Service (IHS) Hiring Freeze Exemption Act, a bill that would exempt the Indian Health Service (IHS) from President Trump’s federal employee hiring freeze.

 

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February 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Reps. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) announced the creation of the New Americans Caucus to celebrate the growing number of new Americans serving in the United States Congress. The group, comprised of first-generation immigrants, will provide a forum to inform all Members of Congress about the issues affecting new Americans and an opportunity to discuss how immigrants help strengthen the fabric of America.
February 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, following reports that Republican House Judiciary staffers secretly participated in drafting Donald Trump’s anti-refugee executive order, House Democrats wrote to Speaker Paul Ryan strongly urging him to clarify whether it is permissible for House staff to provide assistance to the White House in developing its policies.  The letter also d

January 27, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s latest executive actions drastically limiting the admittance of refugees:

 

January 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to a series of executive actions regarding immigration enforcement announced by the Trump administration:

 

January 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, a group of Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to Mexico’s undersecretary for North America, Carlos Sada, regarding the importance of U.S.-Mexico cooperation in light of the recent extradition of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The letter  was signed by Reps. Norma J. Torres (D-CA), Eliot L.

January 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) was named to the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade and the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere of the Foreign Affairs Committee.  She was also elected Ranking Member of the Indian, Insular and Native Alaskan Affairs Subcommittee and named to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands of the Natural Resources Committee.

January 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) released the following statement in response to reports of widespread flooding throughout Southern California and in particular, the Inland region:

 

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January 20, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) issued the following statement on the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump:
 

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In The News

March 9, 2015 In The News
The nation's economy is continuing on an upward path, and the Inland Empire is also showing positive signs at the start of 2015, analysts said.
March 8, 2015 In The News
After the 113th Congress’ historic gridlock over the past two years, legislators vowed this year that things would be different.
March 3, 2015 In The News
Washington.- El Congreso aprobó este martes los fondos del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) para el resto del año fiscal 2015, poniendo fin a un prolongado drama sobre la sobrevivencia de los alivios migratorios.
March 2, 2015 In The News
Una amplia franja del Inland Empire está representado por la única miembro del Congreso de ascendencia guatemalteca.
February 26, 2015 In The News
With operations slowly returning to normal at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex after a labor dispute that left a backlog of ships in the harbor, port officials say they have contingency plans ready to avert more problems if the Department of Homeland Security is forced to shut down.
February 26, 2015 In The News
A short-term funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security looked likely to pass before funding was to expire at midnight, in the midst of a national debate over security and immigration that was based in part in the Inland Empire.
February 25, 2015 In The News
As a political battle over immigration was moving the U.S. Department of Homeland Security closer to a possible partial shutdown, Border Patrol Agent Arturo Alcaraz was preparing to report to work on Monday, March 2, as usual.
February 25, 2015 In The News
Local authorities don’t anticipate security risks or disruptions in travel at area airports or the Los Angeles area port complex if there is a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security.
February 24, 2015 In The News
WASHINGTON >> Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department’s spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached.
February 16, 2015 In The News
A large swath of the Inland Empire is represented by the nation’s only member of Congress of Guatemalan descent.

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