WASHINGTON, DC -- 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. 3652, the “Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act of 2007.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Linda T. Sánchez (CA-39) today introduced the Cure and Understanding through Research for Alzheimer’s (La CURA) Act of 2008 to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct adequate Alzheimer’s research, outreach, and education.
Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-Lakewood) teamed with fellow representative Mike Michaud (D-ME), and U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND) today to introduce the Trade Reform Accountability Development Employment Act.
Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-Lakewood) joined 16 of her colleagues to found the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives today. The Congresswoman will serve as a vice chair of the caucus.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement today upon introducing the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2008.
Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation today that would criminalize cyberbullying by giving prosecutors the ability to punish those who use the internet, or other electronic means, to coerce, intimidate, harass or cause other substantial emotional distress. Congressman Kenny Hulshof (R-MO) is the lead Republican co-sponsor of the bill.
Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Linda Sánchez welcomed yesterday’s indictment of Lori Drew, a Missouri citizen, for her part in a “cyberbullying” case involving 13-year-old Megan Meier. Drew allegedly posed as a 16-year-old boy on the internet social networking site Myspace, sending Meier a series of insulting messages. Meier subsequently committed suicide.
WASHINGTON, DC -- 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 hearing on “Allegations of Selective Prosecution Part II: The Erosion of Public Confidence in our Federal Justice System”
Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Linda Sánchez' State Criminal Alien Assistance Program Reimbursement Act, H.R. 1512, passed the House unanimously today on a voice vote. The legislation will help provide millions of dollars for law enforcement agencies by allowing states and localities to be reimbursed for some of the costs of incarcerating criminal aliens before and during trial.