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Congresswoman Linda Sanchez

Representing the 38th District of CA

Press Releases

November 6, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- Congresswoman Linda Sánchez today voted to override President Bush’s veto of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The House vote of 361-54 succeeded in overriding the Bush veto. Rep. Sánchez worked with California Senator Barbara Boxer to ensure the bill authorizes $4 million in federal funding for improvements in the La Mirada flood control system.
October 30, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, Chairwoman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law (CAL), issued the following opening statement today while managing the floor debate on H.R. 3678, the Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act.

October 29, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- Speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez gave the following speech in opposition to the U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement.

“Madam Speaker, tonight I rise to address the House and the American people regarding the U.S-Peru Free Trade Agreement and its effect on working families.

October 25, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, Chairwoman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law (CAL), issued the following opening statement today at the CAL Subcommittee legislative hearing on H.R.
October 24, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC -- The full House Judiciary Committee today unanimously passed Congresswoman Linda Sánchez’ bipartisan bill, H.R. 1512, the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program Reimbursement Protection Act. The bill would allow states and localities to be reimbursed for some of the costs of incarcerating criminal aliens before and during trial.

October 23, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, Chairwoman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law (CAL), made the following statement today as part of the joint hearing by the CAL Subcommittee and the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, titled “Allegations of Selective Prosecution: The Erosion of Public Confidence in our Federal Justice System.
October 22, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- Congresswoman Linda Sánchez gave the following speech on the floor of the House of Representatives today, supporting H. Res. 721 which recognizes the 60th anniversary of the Mendez v. Westminster decision ending segregation of Mexican and Mexican American students in California. The case set a precedent for the Supreme Court’s decision to end segregation in Brown v.
October 22, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- As a part of her effort to strengthen state and local law enforcement agencies, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez last week introduced H.R. 3836 The Ensure Timely SCAAP Reimbursements Act. The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee for consideration.

October 18, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Linda Sánchez released the following statement today after Republicans in Congress voted to sustain President Bush’s veto of bipartisan legislation providing healthcare for 10 million poor children.

October 18, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement when casting her vote today in the House Committee on Education and Labor against H.R. 3685, a narrow version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that excludes protections based on gender identity. Congresswoman Sánchez is an original cosponsor of H.R.

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