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January 30, 2021

Washington, DC- Today, Congressman Ritchie Torres (NY-15) was appointed Vice Chair of the full House Homeland Security Committee on which he sits. The Homeland Security Committee has oversight and legislative authority over the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Issues: Congress

January 29, 2021

Bronx, NY: Congressman Ritchie Torres (NY-15) today issued the following statement concerning the ongoing deportation case of Javier Castillo Maradiaga. Javier’s deportation was halted early Friday morning and he was not deported to Honduras. He remains in ICE custody in Alexandria, Louisiana.


January 28, 2021

Bronx, NY: Congressman Ritchie Torres (NY-15) tonight issued the following statement concerning the imminent deportation of Javier Castillo Maradiaga. Javier is scheduled to be deported Friday morning at 5AM. Although the deportation was halted earlier this week, a Texas federal judge on Tuesday barred the U.S.


January 22, 2021

NEW YORK, NY – In a letter to UnitedHealth Group and the Montefiore Health System, Representatives Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Ritchie Torres (NY-15), in collaboration with Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Jamaal Bowman (NY-16) and Mondaire Jones (NY-17), call for the urgent


January 3, 2021
U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives by the House Speaker on January 3rd, 2021.
Issues: Congress

January 3, 2021
The First Session of the 117th U.S. Congress will commence on January 3rd, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Issues: Congress

January 3, 2021

The freshman class will be sworn in on January 3rd, 2021 when the First Session of the 117th United States Congress convenes.