US Congress Representative Norma Torres [D]

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USHB95IntroHomeless Veteran Families Act This bill updates the Department of Veterans Affairs per diem payment calculation for entities furnishing services to homeless veterans to include funding for a minor dependent. The rate for per diem payments is the dail...
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2019-10-15
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB4672IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 21701 Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino, California, as the "Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Matthew G. Axelson Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United St...
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2019-10-15
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHR627IntroExpressing support for the designation of the second Monday in October as "Indigenous Peoples' Day" to celebrate and honor indigenous peoples and their shared history and culture.
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2019-10-11
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB4324IntroMultiple Firearm Sales Reporting Modernization Act of 2019
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2019-10-02
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB4303IntroBahamas TPS Act of 2019
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2019-10-02
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1595EngrossSAFE Banking Act of 2019 Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019 This bill generally prohibits a federal banking regulator from penalizing a depository institution for providing banking services to a legitimate marijuana-related business. Spe...
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2019-09-26
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB1046IntroMedicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act of 2019 This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies regarding prices for drugs covered under the Medicare prescription drug benefi...
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2019-09-25
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB2474IntroProtecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019
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2019-09-25
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 21.
USHB4289IntroBADGES for Native Communities Act Bridging Agency Data Gaps and Ensuring Safety for Native Communities Act
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2019-09-25
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHR555IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the relationships between firearm violence, misogyny, and violence against women and reaffirming the importance of preventing individuals with a history of violence against women from acc...
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2019-09-25
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB1423EngrossFAIR Act Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act This bill prohibits a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute.
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2019-09-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB4297IntroEATS Act of 2019 Enhance Access To SNAP Act of 2019
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2019-09-24
To House Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations
USHB550EngrossMerchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 This bill provides for a Congressional Gold Medal to be awarded to the U.S. Merchant Mariners of World War II, in recognition of their service during World War II. Following the a...
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2019-09-23
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB1396EngrossHidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill requires the Speaker of the House of Representatives and President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of one Congressional Gold Medal to Katherine Johnson, in recognition of...
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2019-09-23
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 214.
USHB3589EngrossGreg LeMond Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal to Greg LeMond, in recognition of his con...
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2019-09-23
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB1830EngrossNational Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half-dollar clad coins emblematic of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. The bill l...
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2019-09-23
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB1312IntroYurok Lands Act of 2019
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2019-09-19
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHCR65IntroSupporting the clean vehicle emissions standards of the United States and defending the authority of States under the Clean Air Act to protect the people of those States from harmful air pollution. This concurrent resolution supports existing regulat...
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2019-09-19
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB737IntroShark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019 This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, or sell shark fins or any product containing shark fins, except for certain dogfish fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a l...
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2019-09-18
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 16 - 13.
USHR558IntroProviding for consideration of the bill (H.B. 1423) to amend title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration; waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Commi...
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2019-09-18
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR562IntroExpressing condolences and long-term support to the people of The Bahamas in the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Dorian.
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2019-09-18
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR561IntroRecognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States.
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2019-09-18
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB1380IntroBig Cat Public Safety Act
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2019-09-18
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 21 - 14.
USHB1044EngrossFairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 This bill increases the per-country cap on family-based immigrant visas from 7% of the total number of such visas available that year to 15%, and eliminates the 7% cap for employment-based immigrant vi...
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2019-09-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR430IntroAuthorizing the Committee on the Judiciary to initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas and for other purposes. This resolution authorizes the House Committee on the Judiciary to initiate or intervene in federal judic...
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2019-09-16
COMMUNICATION TO THE HOUSE - The House received a communication from Jerrold Nadler, Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary. Chairman Nadler notified the House of the initiation by the Committee on the Judiciary of the following judicial proceedings pursuant to H. Res. 430: 1. In Re: Application of the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, for an Order Authorizing the Release of Certain Grand Jury Materials, Misc. no. 1:19-gj-00048-BAH filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on July 26, 2019. 2. Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives v. McGahn, No. 1:19-cv-2379 filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on August 7, 2019.
USHB1773IntroRosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 This bill directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to make appropriate arrangements for the award of a single Congressional Gold Medal to Ro...
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2019-09-12
Motion to place bill on Consensus Calendar filed by Ms. Speier.
USHB1146EngrossArctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act (Sec. 2) This bill prohibits the Bureau of Land Management from administering an oil and gas leasing, development, production, and transportation program in and from the Coastal Plain of the Arctic Nat...
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2019-09-12
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB1980IntroSmithsonian Women's History Museum Act
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2019-09-11
Motion to place bill on Consensus Calendar filed by Mrs. Maloney, Carolyn B..
USHB1236IntroExtreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019
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2019-09-10
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 16.
USHB2708IntroDisarm Hate Act The bill expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm. Specifically, it prohibits firearm sale or transfer to and receipt, possession, shipment, or the transport of a firearm by a person ...
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2019-09-10
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 15.
USHB4101IntroBuild Local, Hire Local Act
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2019-08-21
To House Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security
USHR540IntroRecognizing the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street. This resolution recognizes the 50th anniversary of the Sesame Street television program.
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2019-08-16
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHR535IntroRecognizing August 6, National Night Out, the national coming together of Americans all over the Nation to unite and promote public safety.
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2019-08-06
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB3851IntroTravel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2019 This bill extends funding for Brand USA, the Corporation for Travel Promotion, through FY2027 and raises the fee for using the electronic system for travel authorization.
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2019-08-06
To House Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
USHB3328IntroCitizenship Affordability Act
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2019-07-30
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB3498IntroCombating Deceptive Immigration Enforcement Practices Act of 2019
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2019-07-30
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB3572IntroRedistricting Reform Act of 2019
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2019-07-30
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR499IntroCondemning the Trump Administration's systematic cruel and inhumane treatment of migrants, particularly children, at the southern border.
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2019-07-30
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB3660IntroAccountability for Migrant Deaths Act of 2019
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2019-07-30
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1327PassNever Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (Sec. 2) This bill funds through FY2092 the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001. Additionally...
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2019-07-29
Became Public Law No: 116-34. (TXT | PDF)
USHB693EngrossPAST Act U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2019 This bill addresses the practice of soring horses. The soring of horses includes various actions taken on horses' limbs to produce higher gaits that may cause pai...
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2019-07-29
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB1253IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13507 Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima, California, as the "Ritchie Valens Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13507 Van N...
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2019-07-25
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
USHB1252IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6531 Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys, California, as the "Marilyn Monroe Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6531 Van Nuys Boulev...
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2019-07-25
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
USHB3329IntroTo 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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2019-07-25
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
USHR529IntroHonoring the life of Petty Officer Raul Guerra of Montebello, California, who perished on October 8, 1967, during military operations off northern Vietnam, and the work of the Bring Raul Home Committee to have Petty Officer Raul Guerra's remains laid...
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2019-07-25
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB397EngrossRehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019 This bill establishes the Pension Rehabilitation Administration within the Department of the Treasury and a related trust fund to make loans to certain multiemployer defined benefit pension plans....
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2019-07-25
Received in the Senate.
USHB3239EngrossHumanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act This bill imposes requirements and standards related to the care of aliens in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody. CBP shall conduct an initial health sc...
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2019-07-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB4065IntroFood for Thought Act of 2019
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2019-07-25
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB434EngrossEmancipation National Historic Trail Study Act This bill designates 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 G...
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2019-07-25
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHR527IntroRecognizing the goal of United States foreign policy should be to promote human rights and equal rights for all.
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2019-07-25
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
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