Press Releases

May 26, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC - Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA), issued the following statement in response to the California Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Proposition 8, the ballot initiative narrowly approved by voters last November that amended the California constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry.

May 26, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, the first Hispanic woman to serve on the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s nomination of U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee to serve on the United States Supreme Court.

May 22, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC In honor of Memorial Day, Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA) donated 25,000 of her unused frequent flyer miles to turn them into “Hero Miles,” for the Operation Hero Miles program that provides free plane tickets for the family members of wounded troops.

May 20, 2009 Press Release
Home Care Workers Should Have the Right to Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay

May 20, 2009 Press Release
Los Angeles ranks among the least prepared for the upcoming switch - coming in just 23 days

May 15, 2009 Press Release

Cyberbully Mom Will Face Punishment Monday

Washington, DC - Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA), issued the following statement today in anticipation of Lori Drew’s sentencing scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2009 in federal court in Los Angeles.

May 13, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA) and her husband, Jim Sullivan, announced the birth of their first child, Joaquin Sánchez Sullivan. The healthy baby boy was born at 9:13a.m., Wednesday, May 13, 2009 weighing 7 pounds, 14.6 ounces and was 20.6 inches long.

“I couldn’t be happier,” said Rep. Linda Sánchez.

May 12, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC - Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA) sent a letter to top appropriations officials in Congress urging them to fund the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) with at least the $400 million appropriated in fiscal year 2009.

May 7, 2009 Press Release
Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Linda Sánchez announced that the $250 economic recovery payments for Social Security recipients, which were provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will begin to go out today, May 7 - with the goal of all these payments being sent out by the end of the month.

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