Constituent Service By Numbers

  • 116th Congress by the Numbers

  • 1,403Constituent Cases Helped
  • 17,754 Responses to Letters, Emails, Calls
  • 354,000 Returned to Constituents
  • 324,698,605Money Invested

Torres' Advocacy for Coronavirus Relief

To reduce the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we need a mobilization of all federal agencies to assist with relief efforts and protect the most vulnerable populations. In recent days, I have signed on to numerous letters requesting these agencies to take action to protect communities across the country. 

 

Rep. Torres Calls for Remote Naturalization Ceremonies

Letter to Attorney General Barr, Acting DHS Secretary Wolf, and USCIS Senior Official Cuccinelli calling for the implementation of remote naturalization ceremonies to assist the over 125,000 immigrants in unnecessary legal limbo.

 

Rep. Torres Demands Answers to Administration's Unsubstantiated Coronavirus Claims

Letter to President Trump demanding evidence to corroborate his administration's claims that it is resolving shortages of critical medical supplies needed to combat coronavirus and keep medical personnel safe.

 

Rep. Torres Urges House and Senate Leadership to Prioritize SNAP Recipients in Upcoming Stimulus Packages

Letter to House and Senate leadership urging the prioritization of the needs of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants in any upcoming stimulus packages to address the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

 

Rep. Torres Urges Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to Expand Telehealth Options for Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics

Letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verna urging the Center to allow medical health professionals at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) to bill for telephone consultations. 

 

Rep. Torres Calls for Reauthorization of Community Health Center Funding to Combat Spread of Coronavirus

Letter to House and Senate leadership requesting the reauthorization of critically needed funding for our nation’s community health centers (CHCs). 

 

Rep. Torres Pushes for Protections and Immediate Assistance for Independent Contractors and Gig Workers

Letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer urging them to include provisions in the next coronavirus supplemental to address the immediate needs of independent contractors and gig workers.

 

Rep. Torres Urges End to Credit Card Interest and Late Fees in Midst of Coronavirus Pandemic

Letter to the nation's largest credit card companies calling on them to stop collecting interest and waive all late fees until the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.

 

Rep. Torres Calls for Immediate, Nationwide Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions

Letter to Secretaries of Federal Housing Finance Agency, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of Agriculture requesting immediate, nationwide moratorium on all foreclosures and evictions from properties owned, insured, or overseen by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD, the VA, and the USDA in light of the developing coronavirus pandemic 

 

Rep. Torres Demands Expedited Assistance and Regulatory Guidance for New, Simple Coronavirus Tests Performed in Medical Setting

Letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn requesting their agencies to develop new regulations for new and simple Coronavirus tests that can be easily performed in any medical setting

 

Rep. Torres Urges Administration to Mobilize Department of Defense Resources to Support Coronavirus Relief Efforts

Letter to President Donald Trump asking administration to leverage Department of Defense resources to increase medical supplies and hospital beds