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Norma Torres Named New Rules Committee Member

Norma Torres Named New Rules Committee Member

Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-CA) has been appointed to the Rules Committee Member by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). “Congresswoman Norma Torres is a proven champion of the Inland Empire and of Americans across the nation,” said Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.  “As an immigrant, a former 9-1-1 dispatcher and a union leader, Congresswoman Torres deeply understands the challenges facing American families. Her strong values and strategic expertise, honed through a lifelong dedication of public service, will be invaluable on the Rules Committee.  Democrats look forward to the fresh perspective and firm leadership she will bring to this vital committee, as we fight to advance justice, fairness and progress for all.” A native of Guatemala, Torres represents California's 35th congressional district and was previously a member of the California State Senate. More here.

Booker and Colleagues Merge Bills to Protect Robert Mueller

Booker and Colleagues Merge Bills to Protect Robert Mueller

Sheila Jackson Lee Pushes to Renew Violence Against Women Act

Sheila Jackson Lee Pushes to Renew Violence Against Women Act