Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California
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September 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (CA-35) joined dozens of House Democrats in signing a petition to force a vote on the bipartisan DREAM Act. If the petition is signed by a majority of Members, the House would have to take a vote on this legislation, which would offer a path to citizenship for young immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. 

 

September 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (CA-35) issued the following statement on the Republican Senate Healthcare proposal by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).

 

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September 15, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) joined in sending a letter to Richard F. Smith, Chairman and CEO of Equifax, expressing concern and demanding answers about the recent massive security breach and the company’s troubling response.
September 15, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) introduced the HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act of 2017, a bill to increase the availability of affordable housing by modernizing outdated regulations so they include new manufactured housing options.
September 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan amendment offered by Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) increasing funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a program to help American manufacturers increase exports.

 

September 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today the House Committee on Homeland Security voted to advance H.R. 3101, the Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act, a bill introduced by Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) following the recent world-wide cyber-attack that resulted in the shutdown of the largest terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
September 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives unanimously approved two amendments introduced by Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) increasing funding for infrastructure and transit programs.
September 6, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House of Representatives will vote on a series of proposals introduced by Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) that will increase funding for regional transportation planning and transit oriented development, will protect vulnerable immigrants from abusive practices, and will strengthen anti-corruption efforts in Guatemala.
September 5, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program over a six month period:
August 28, 2017 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s ongoing attacks against immigrant communities following reports that he intends to end the DACA program as early as this week:

 

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In The News

August 12, 2015 In The News

After five years of litigation and strenuous negotiations, the City of Los Angeles transferred on Aug. 6 ownership of the Ontario International Airport to the city of Ontario during an official ceremony held at the airport’s Terminal 4.

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August 7, 2015 In The News

An opportunity to meet staff members of Rep. Norma J. Torres to assist with problems with federal agencies will be held Thursday.

The “Congress on Your Corner” will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pomona Chamber of Commerce, 101 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona.

RSVPs are required at 909-481-6474 or email aura.sandoval@mail.house.gov

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July 28, 2015 In The News

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.

July 14, 2015 In The News

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.

July 11, 2015 In The News

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.

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July 4, 2015 In The News

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.

June 25, 2015 In The News

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.

June 2, 2015 In The News

The United States’ historically racist Indian affairs policy cost Native Americans millions of lives and millions of acres of land. At a recent hearing, Rep. Norma J. Torres, D-Calif., acknowledged the devastation wrought by the allotment policy on American-Indian nations and tribes. She is our new hero in Native American country.

May 28, 2015 In The News

Congresswoman Norma Torres joined a bipartisan group of Congresswomen on a trip to Afghanistan and Kuwait this month to celebrate Mother’s Day with female service members – and moms – who are away from their families.

The four Congresswomen delivered homemade Mother’s Day cards created by 16 third-graders at St. Joseph Elementary School in Pomona.

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