Norma Torres Appointed to House Appropriations Committee
“It is an honor to be appointed to the House Appropriations Committee, where I will help ensure that the needs of families in the 35th district are represented and met by a federal government that is responsibly funded.
“It is one of my top priorities to bolster the 35th district’s growth by bringing much needed federal resources to expand the Gold Line, improve the modernization of Ontario Airport, promote affordable housing programs, and ensure that California gets its fair share of federal dollars for road improvements.
“With total control of federal spending, a seat on this committee means that I can support strengthening the Inland Empire and fighting the wasteful spending we have seen by the Republican Congress. I know firsthand how important a balanced budget is. During my time in the State Assembly, I led efforts to bring California out of debt and into record surpluses.
“I look forward to working with the bipartisan members of the California delegation serving on the committee to bring home real results for our region.”
Established in 1865, the Appropriations Committee has one of the broadest jurisdictions of any committee in Congress. It is responsible for appropriating funding for most of the functions of the federal government. In the 116th Congress, the Appropriations Committee has 12 subcommittees that each have jurisdiction over a specific part of the federal government. Learn more about the Appropriations Committee here.