March 26, 2021 Press Release
“The violence and hatred against the Asian-American community in California and across the country is deeply saddening and entirely unacceptable,” said Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez. “We’ve seen an alarming increase in xenophobic attacks since the pandemic began, ranging from verbal harassment and physical assaults to last week’s deadly shooting in Atlanta that left six women of Asian descent dead.”
March 23, 2021 Press Release
Designate the last Saturday of March as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”
“Those who risk their lives in uniform for our nation deserve nothing less than a hero’s welcome when they return,” said Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez. “Unfortunately, far too many who served in Vietnam never received that welcome, and instead were met with hostility fueled by public debate about the war. This resolution honors the heroes who served in Vietnam the way they should have always been honored. I have introduced this resolution every Congress since I was elected and I am proud to do so again alongside colleagues on both side of the aisle.”
March 22, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA) is pleased to welcome Ricky Le aboard to serve as her Chief of Staff. Ricky Le brings two decades of political and Capitol Hill experience to the Congresswoman’s office.
Bicameral Letter Requests Clarified Guidance from HHS, CMS To Secure Emergency Medicaid Coverage of COVID-19 Testing, Treatment, and Vaccinations
Today, U.S. Representatives Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), and U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) led 10 Senate and 37 House Democratic colleagues in urging the Biden Administration to ensure undocumented immigrants across the country can receive Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing, treatment, and vaccinations at no cost through emergency Medicaid. In a letter to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra and Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Liz Richter, the lawmakers requested CMS issue necessary guidance clarifying that emergency Medicaid -- which helps ensure undocumented individuals without health coverage can receive access to critical care -- can provide coverage of COVID-19-related care.
Today, U.S Representatives Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Jenniffer González-Cólon (R-PR), Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA), and Don Young (R-AK) joined by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Wise Investment in Children Act (WIC Act). The legislation would extend the eligibility for children to participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) until their sixth birthday, extend the certification period to two years, and extend post-partum eligibility to two years for all mothers.
March 17, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38), member of the House Ways and Means Committee, along with Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-6), Mark Pocan (WI-2), Don Beyer (VA-8), and Brad Schneider (IL-10), reintroduced legislation today to help nonprofit organizations meet an increase in demand for their services due to the coronavirus pandemic while helping newly unemployed Americans get back to work. The Work Opportunities and Resources to Keep Nonprofit Organizations Well (WORK NOW) Act will create a major new grant program to help nonprofit organizations retain their employees, scale their service delivery, and provide unemployed Americans with new jobs serving their communities.
March 16, 2021 Press Release
Representatives Linda Sánchez (D-CA) and Ron Estes (R-KS) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today introduced the bipartisan Help Independent Tracks Succeed Act, a bill that would allow musicians, technicians, and producers to deduct 100 percent of recording production expenses in the year they are incurred, rather than in later years.
March 10, 2021 Press Release
Bill includes several of Sánchez’s provisions, $43 billion in aid to California state and local governments
Rep. Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38) announced today she was proud to vote for the American Rescue Plan, which will provide direct financial support to families, help return children safely to the classroom, get vaccines into our communities, and help the American people get back to work. This legislation now heads to the President’s desk for his signature.
March 9, 2021 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38), co-founder of the Labor Caucus, released the following statement on House passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The PRO Act protects the basic right to join a union by empowering workers to organize, holding employers accountable for violating workers’ rights, and securing free, fair, and safe union elections.