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Congresswoman Linda Sanchez

Representing the 38th District of CA

Press Releases

June 23, 2003 Press Release
Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) hailed the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action as a positive step towards a more diverse and integrated society. The high court ruled that race can be used as one factor in determining admission to colleges and universities, and it recommended that the University of Michigan Law school policy be used as blueprint.

June 19, 2003 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez made a statement at the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims Oversight Hearing on “The Issuance, Acceptance, and Reliability of Consular Identification Cards.” Sánchez is a member of the subcommittee and the only Latino on the Judiciary Committee.

Below is her statement:

June 11, 2003 Press Release
Today Congresswoman Linda Sánchez introduced the “State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) Reimbursement Protection Act of 2003.” Currently, California and other border states receive federal reimbursement to cover costs of incarcerating undocumented aliens who have been arrested in the United States on suspicion of having committed a crime.
June 11, 2003 Press Release
Lakewood, CA - On Saturday April 14, 2003 Congresswoman Linda Sánchez met with local parents to discuss the potential changes facing the Head Start Program. Thirty parents from the cities of Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Long Beach, Paramount, Whittier, Buena Park and Commerce were in attendance.

May 29, 2003 Press Release
Washington, DC - Working to give businesses access to capital that will help spur economic growth, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39th) introduced her first bill in U.S. Congress. Sánchez, a Member of the U.S. House Small Business Committee, presented her bill today to local small businesses leaders at a “listening session” she organized for the 39th District on May 29th.

May 29, 2003 Press Release
Lakewood -- Working to recognize the artistic talents and creative spirit of California’s high school youth, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez hosted her first annual 39th District Art Competition on Saturday May 24, 2003.

“The variety and talent exhibited by all the participants was impressive. It made for difficult judging,” said Sánchez.

May 20, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39th) today unveiled her new website, offering constituents a quick and easy way to access information. This website directly addresses the needs of the people in the 39th district, and is available in both English and Spanish.

May 8, 2003 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - The Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims, of which Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39th) is a member, today held an oversight hearing on the “War on Terrorism: Immigration Enforcement Since September 11, 2001.”

The following is the statement Sánchez made during the hearing:

April 21, 2003 Press Release
Whittier - Working to make our communities safer and to ensure that our first responders have the necessary funding to protect our homeland security, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39th) today met with Whittier police and firefighters. Whittier is the first stop on her tour of 39th district departments.

April 9, 2003 Press Release
Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, a member of the Judiciary Committee, today criticized the Republican Leadership for the egregious manner they used to bring the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (H.R. 1036)” to a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives.