ONTARIO, CA – Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) recently congratulated four area high school students accepted to the U.S. nilitary service academies. The students were nominated by a panel of judges with military backgrounds.
Many of the nation’s airports, including Ontario International Airport, previously or currently shared space with facilities from our Armed Services; many of these sites have sat largely unchanged for decades due to the environmental hazards of demolition
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Reps. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Tom Cole (R-OK) announced that the House Committee on Natural Resources passed their bipartisan Jobs for Tribes Act, paving the way for a vote on the House floor. The bill would strengthen Indian Country’s ability to become more self-sufficient by providing urgently needed business and economic development assistance.
The Keep Your Home Act would strengthen investment in vital homeowner assistance program, the Hardest Hit Fund
To date, more than 80,000 homeowners in California alone, and hundreds of thousands in participating states have been assisted by the program
ONTARIO, CA – Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) unveiled the winner of the 35th District’s 2018 Congressional Art Competition at an awards ceremony and exhibition at the Ontario Museum of History and Art.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona), member of the powerful Rules Committee which helps determine the passage of amendments, announced that two amendments she offered to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 passed on the House floor.
A recent report revealed that a Panamanian law firm sent a letter on behalf of the Trump Organization to Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela to request his intervention in an ongoing legal dispute over Trump Ocean Club Panama
Since 2008, the United States has provided more than $1 billion to address violence, organized crime, and narcotics trafficking in Central America; Systemic corruption is undermining these goals in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador
WASHINGTON, DC – In letters to the House Committee on Appropriations, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) called for robust investment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, and in the nation’s 472 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI). Specifically, Torres requested funding for:
WASHINGTON, DC – In letters to the House Committee on Appropriations, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) requested robust funding to maintain security and improve wait times at the nation's air, land, and sea ports.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Rep. Norma Torres, D-Ontario, Rep.