Rep. Linda Sánchez sworn in to seventh term as part of 114th Congress
Washington, DC- Today Congresswoman Linda Sánchez was sworn in as the representative for California’s 38th Congressional District in the 114th Congress. The ceremony marks her seventh term representing South East Los Angeles County in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“It is an honor to continue representing the people of California’s 38th district. With this privilege comes the enormous responsibility of lending a voice to the families who are working hard to give their children better opportunities. Congress must overcome the bickering and gridlock and get to work on legislation that grows our economy and gives every American an opportunity to prosper.”
Sánchez will resume her role as Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee and continue to serve on the powerful House Ways & Means Committee. She will also continue to serve on the House Select Committee on Benghazi and assume the Chairmanship of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
“As member of the House Ways & Means Committee, I will continue to fight for a tax system that is simpler, fairer, and gives everyone an even playing field.
I also look forward to serving as the new Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and to working with our members to advance policies important to all Americans, not just the Latino community, including voting rights protections, comprehensive immigration reform, and legislation that expands economic opportunities.
Congresswoman Sánchez was first elected to Congress in 2002. She is a recognized by her peers as a champion of working families and civil rights issues. During her tenure in Congress, she became the first Latina to serve on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Ways & Means Committee. A native of Orange, California, she holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.