US Congress Representative Norma Torres [D]

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USHB7068IntroTo expand vote by mail and early voting, and to improve the safety, accessibility, and efficiency of in-person voting during elections for Federal office.
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2020-06-01
To House Administration Committee
USHB943PassNever Again Education Act This bill expands U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum education programming. The bill requires the museum to develop and nationally disseminate accurate, relevant, and accessible resources to improve awareness and understanding o...
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2020-05-29
Became Public Law No: 116-141.
USHB6902IntroTo authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to eligible entities to carry out educational programs that include the history of peoples of African descent in the settling and founding of America, the economic and political environments tha...
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2020-05-15
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB6807IntroTo expand vote by mail and early voting, and to improve the safety, accessibility, and efficiency of in-person voting during elections for Federal office.
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2020-05-12
To House Administration Committee
USHB6757IntroFarm to Food Bank Enhancement Act of 2020
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2020-05-08
To House Agriculture Committee
USHB6585IntroEquitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID-19 Act This bill establishes the Commission on Ensuring Health Equity During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and adds reporting requirements for certain demographic data related to COVID-19 (i.e....
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2020-04-21
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR923IntroRecognizing the contributions of distribution and warehousing workers during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. This resolution recognizes the contributions of distribution, delivery, and warehousing workers during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease...
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2020-04-14
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB748PassMiddle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. DIVISION A--KEEPI...
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2020-03-31
POSITION STATEMENTS FOR THE RECORD - The Chair announced that all Members may have five legislative days in which to include their stated position on the voice vote on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 748, and those statements will appear in the appropriate point in the Record. Agreed to without objection.
USHB6390IntroMedical Supply Chain Emergency Act of 2020 This bill directs the President to use existing authorities under the Defense Production Act of 1950 with respect to the production of ventilators, N-95 respirator masks, and specified personal protective eq...
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2020-03-25
To House Financial Services Committee
USHR908IntroCondemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19. This resolution calls on all public officials to condemn and denounce anti-Asian sentiment, racism, discrimination, and religious intolerance related to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus ...
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2020-03-25
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB6347IntroRental Eviction Moratorium Act of 2020 This bill establishes a moratorium on the initiation of eviction proceedings, except with respect to tenants who have perpetrated certain criminal acts, for a period that lasts until six months after the termina...
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2020-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB6317IntroEnsuring Coverage in Public Health Emergencies Act of 2020
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2020-03-23
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB3329EngrossTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5186 Benito Street in Montclair, California, as the "Paul Eaton Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5186 Benito Street ...
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2020-03-12
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 448.
USHB2733IntroSavanna's Act This bill directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols to address missing and murdered Native Americans. The bill requires DOJ to take the following actions: provide traini...
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2020-03-11
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB1162IntroWater Recycling Investment and Improvement Act
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2020-03-11
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 12.
USHB451IntroDon't Break Up the T-Band Act of 2019 This bill repeals the requirement for the Federal Communications Commission to reallocate and auction the 470-512 MHz band (referred to as the "T-Band spectrum"). The T-Band spectrum is a frequency range currentl...
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2020-03-10
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
USHR754IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should continue to support the people of Nicaragua in their peaceful efforts to promote democracy and human rights, and use the tools under United States law to increase poli...
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2020-03-09
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB1140EngrossRights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020 This bill modifies the workplace rights, protections, and benefits applicable to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel. Specifically, the bill within 180 days, eliminates person...
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2020-03-05
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB2214IntroNO BAN Act National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act This bill imposes limitations on the President's authority to suspend or restrict aliens from entering the United States and terminates certain presidential actions implementin...
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2020-03-05
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 333.
USHB6120IntroFood Worker Pay Standards Act This bill prohibits the federal government from purchasing any meat, meat food product, poultry, poultry food product, or processed food produced by workers in the United States who are compensated at a rate lower than t...
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2020-03-05
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHR720IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the International Olympic Committee should correct Jim Thorpe's Olympic records for his unprecedented accomplishments during the 1912 Olympic Games. This resolution expresses the sense of the ...
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2020-03-04
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHR230IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States condemns all forms of violence against children globally and recognizes the harmful impacts of violence against children. This resolution condemns all forms of violence again...
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2020-03-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB4351EngrossYes In My Backyard Act This bill requires certain Community Development Block Grant program recipients to submit to the Department of Housing and Urban Development information regarding their implementation of certain land-use policies (e.g., policie...
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2020-03-03
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB6038IntroAviation-Impacted Communities Act
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2020-03-02
To House Subcommittee on Aviation
USHR881IntroSupporting the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month. This resolution supports the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month and recognizes the women and organizations that continue to promote the teaching of women's history.
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2020-03-02
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB4852EngrossG.I. and Veterans Education Empowerment Act GIVE Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide specified information to veterans and members of the Armed Forces about postsecondary educational institutions. Specifically, t...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB5983IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4150 Chicago Avenue in Riverside, California, as the "Woodie Rucker-Hughes Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4150 Chi...
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2020-02-26
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHJR79EngrossRemoving the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment. This joint resolution eliminates the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which prohibits discrimination based on sex. The amendment was proposed to the...
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2020-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB5874IntroDecrease Noise Levels Act This bill directs the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to revise its regulations to decrease the threshold for the day-night average sound level that constitutes significant noise from 65 decibels to 60 decibels, and ad...
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2020-02-13
To House Subcommittee on Aviation
USHB1980EngrossSmithsonian Women's History Museum Act (Sec. 3) This bill establishes in the Smithsonian Institution a comprehensive women's history museum. Such museum shall be named by the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. (Sec. 4) The bill establis...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USHB2382EngrossUSPS Fairness Act This bill repeals the requirement that the U.S. Postal Service annually prepay future retirement health benefits.
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2020-02-10
Received in the Senate.
USHB2474EngrossProtecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019 This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act and related labor laws to extend protections to union workers. Specifically, it revises the definition of "employee" and "supervisor" to prevent employers ...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB4305EngrossPAWS for Veterans Therapy Act Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement a pilot program to assess the effectiveness of addressing post-deployment mental health...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB5637IntroMichael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act This bill establishes a presumption of service-connection for specified diseases becoming manifest in certain veterans to a degree of disability of 10% or more within 15 years of the veteran's separa...
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2020-02-07
To House Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
USHB5153IntroIndian Buffalo Management Act
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2020-02-05
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB2215IntroSan Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act This bill establishes the San Gabriel National Recreation Area in California as a unit of the National Park System, consisting of 49,387 acres of federal lands and interests in land. The Depar...
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2020-02-04
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 308.
USHB550EngrossMerchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 This bill prohibits the obligation or expenditure of federal funds for any use of military force in or against Iran unless Congress has either declared war or enacted specific sta...
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2020-01-30
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendments to Senate amendment.
USHB5711IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1 League in Irvine, California, as the "Tuskegee Airman Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Friend Memorial Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal S...
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2020-01-29
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB5531IntroFair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors Act of 2019
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2020-01-28
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHR813IntroRecognizing the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
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2020-01-28
To House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
USHB434PassEmancipation National Historic Trail Study Act This bill requires the Emancipation National Historic Trail, which extends approximately 51 miles and follows the migration route taken by newly freed slaves and other persons of African descent from Gal...
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2020-01-27
Became Public Law No: 116-111. (TXT | PDF)
USHB3465IntroFallen Journalists Memorial Act of 2019 This bill authorizes the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in commemoration of the sacrifices made by journalists for a free and independent press.
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2020-01-15
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USHB2694IntroPregnant Workers Fairness Act This bill prohibits employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for job applicants or employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Specifically, the bill...
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2020-01-14
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 29 - 17.
USHB5604IntroAdvanced Manufacturing Jobs in America Act This bill requires the Department of Labor to establish demonstration and pilot projects, through the awarding of grants or contracts, to facilitate training and education in advanced manufacturing. A local ...
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2020-01-14
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB5599IntroFulfilling the Promise of the Housing Trust Fund Act
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2020-01-14
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB2569IntroComprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act of 2019
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2020-01-13
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) asked unanimous consent that she hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 2569, a bill originally introduced by Representative Cummings, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHB3851IntroBrand USA Extension Act This bill (1) extends funding for Brand USA, the Corporation for Travel Promotion, through FY2027; (2) raises the fee for using the electronic system for travel authorization; and (3) otherwise modifies the duties and powers o...
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2020-01-13
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 299.
USHR785IntroSupporting the designation of February 1, 2020, as "Blue Star Mother's Day". This resolution supports the designation of Blue Star Mother's Day, which honors the contributions of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.
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2020-01-09
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB1865PassNational Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act This bill provides FY2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 8 of the 12 regular FY2020 appropriations bills: the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Serv...
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2019-12-20
Became Public Law No: 116-94.
USHB51IntroWashington, D.C. Admission Act This bill provides for admission into the United States of the state of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, composed of most of the territory of the District of Columbia. The commonwealth shall be admitted to the Union o...
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2019-12-19
Committee Hearings Held.
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