Rep. Norma Torres

Rep. Norma Torres


U.S. Representative for California's 35th District

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Too many workers are left with the awful choice of taking care of themselves or a loved one and putting food on the table. We need #PaidLeaveForAll  to ensure Americans don't ever have to make that choice.

@the_IDB  Pres. has always been someone from #LatinAmerica  who understands its challenges. The Trump admin. wants an ideologue not from the region. @RepBarbaraLee  and I led a letter to @stevenmnuchin1  urging reconsideration. Partisan IDB leadership means a partisan mission too.

The T-HUD spending bill passed by the House includes funding for: ➡️Affordable housing ➡️Homelessness services ➡️Infrastructure upgrades @realDonaldTrump  wants to veto it. Why? It requires mask-wearing on airplanes—and he puts corporations over people.

One year ago, the Latino community was the target of one of the most hateful, xenophobic & deadly gun violence attacks in U.S. history. As we remember the lives we lost in #ElPaso , we must recommit to ending the epidemic of gun violence in America. #DisarmHate  #RememberElPaso 

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The @CountyofLA  is allocating $15 million in federal funding from Congress' #CARESAct  for childcare vouchers to help essential workers & low-income families. #LACounty  families may access these vouchers by calling 888-922-4453.

ONTARIO: Join me virtually tomorrow at 3pm for A Click Away From Congress! I'll provide an update on my work to deliver #coronavirus  relief to the #InlandEmpire  & hear directly from you about the issues affecting our community. RSVP to participate:

The best way to stay safe is to stay informed. I send a daily newsletter with important #COVID19  resources and information. Take a few seconds to sign up for the latest. ⬇️

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In 1970, a Guatemalan couple made the impossible decision to send their daughter to the U.S. for a better life. That young girl was me. Today, I took to the House floor to share my story and speak out against the terrible Republican immigration bills. #KeepFamiliesTogether 

Sending prayers to China. As New Virus Spread, China’s Old Habits Delayed Fight - The New York Times

The Guatemalan government has blocked the head of the U.S.-funded anti-corruption commission from returning to the country. Yet another blatant attempt to get away with corruption and evade prosecution. Sooner or later, all criminals face justice.

My constituents are calling and emailing, asking me to vote against #Trumpcare . Calls/emails so far: Support: 15 Oppose: 554

I am appalled by the decision of Guatemala’s President, Jimmy Morales, to disobey the orders of the country’s highest court. There can no longer be any doubt: this is a criminal regime that will do whatever is necessary to protect itself.

Waiting outside @ICEgov  mtg w/ House leadership b/c they refuse to meet w/ @HispanicCaucus  members.

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Guatemala is one of the most violent & impoverished countries in the world—far from a safe place for vulnerable asylum seekers to seek refuge. I'm leading 15 of my colleagues in urging @DHSMcAleenan  to immediately rescind this irresponsible "third safe country" agreement.

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