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Linda Sanchez
Linda Sanchez.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 38
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorEdward R. Royce (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$17.65 in 2014
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$6,245,389
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley
J.D.University of California, Los Angeles
Personal
Date of birthJanuary 28, 1969
Place of birthOrange, California
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth(2012) $233,009
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Linda T. Sánchez (b. January 28, 1969, in Orange, CA) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 38th Congressional District. Sanchez was first elected to the House in 2002.

Sanchez won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She and Benjamin Campos (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014. Sanchez went on to defeat Campos in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Sanchez is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Sánchez was born in Orange, California. She earned her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1995.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Sanchez's academic, professional and political career:[3]

Outside of public life, Sanchez worked as an attorney in private practice.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Sanchez serves on the following committees:[4]

2013-2014

Sanchez served on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Sanchez served on the following committees:[6]

Key votes

114th Congress

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The first session of the 114th Congress has enacted into law 6 out of the 2,616 introduced bills (0.2 percent). Comparatively, the 113th Congress had 1.3 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Sanchez's voting record in the 114th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

Economic and fiscal

2016 Budget proposal

Nay3.png On April 30, 2015, the House voted to approve SConRes11, a congressional budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, by a vote of 226-197. The non-binding resolution will be used to create 12 appropriations bills to fund the government before funding runs out on October 1. All 183 Democrats who voted, including Sanchez, voted against the resolution.[9][10][11]

Foreign Affairs

Iran nuclear deal

Yea3.png On May 14, 2015, the House approved HR 1191 - the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 by a vote of 400-25. The bill requires President Barack Obama to submit the details of a nuclear deal with Iran for congressional review, if negotiators reach a final agreement. Congress will have 30 days to review the deal and vote to approve or disapprove the deal. During the review period, sanctions on Iran cannot be lifted. Sanchez voted with 176 Democrats to approve the bill.[12][13]

113th Congress

The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 224 out of the 3215 introduced bills (7 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[14] For more information pertaining to Sanchez's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[15]

National security

NDAA

Nay3.png Sanchez voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[16]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Sanchez voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[17]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Sanchez voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[18]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[19] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[20][21] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[21] Sanchez voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[22][23] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[23] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[24] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and the protection of the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Sanchez joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[22][23]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[25] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[26] Sanchez voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[27]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[28] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Sanchez voted for HR 2775.[29]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Nay3.png Sanchez voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[30]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Sanchez voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[31] The vote largely followed party lines.[32]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Sanchez voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[33]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png Sanchez voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[34]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Sanchez voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[35]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Linda Sanchez's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

'On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the analysis, Sanchez is a Hard-Core Liberal.[36] Note: We are working to resolve inaccuracies with this information. Thank you for your patience.

On The Issues organization logo.


Earmarks

A Washington Post investigation in February 2012 revealed that 33 members of Congress helped direct more than $300 million in earmarks to public projects in close proximity to commercial and residential real estate owned by the lawmakers or their family members.[37] According to the report, Sanchez secured $475,000 to improve seven traffic signals. One was about a mile from her Lakewood home. Two were within three miles.[38]

Campaign themes

2014

Sanchez's campaign website listed the following issues:[39]

  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "Ensuring that every American who wants to work can find a job is Linda’s #1 priority. That is why she has been a leader in advancing the “Make It in America” Agenda. The idea behind “Make It in America” is simple: America needs to be a place where we build make things again."
  • Supporting Small Business
Excerpt: "Linda knows that small businesses are the backbone of our economy and America’s job-creation engine. That is why she is working hard in Congress to provide critical financial support to small businesses in our neighborhoods, by enacting targeted tax cuts; improving the federal contracting and procurement systems; and increasing access to capital to help create new opportunities, grow existing businesses, and boost our economy."
  • Quality, Affordable Healthcare
Excerpt: "Linda proudly voted for the Affordable Care Act, which will strengthen Medicare; prevent insurance company abuses like cutting your benefits when you get sick or refusing to cover you if you have a “pre-existing condition”; and make health insurance more affordable for 30 million hardworking American families across the United States."
  • Ensuring a Clean Environment
Excerpt: "Linda knows that cleaner air and cleaner water will help our children grow up healthier. That is why she has championed efforts to reduce dirty trucks and pollution on the 110 710 Corridor and in the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles"
  • Make Our Schools Safer and More Effective
Excerpt: "Linda believes that every child deserves an A+ education: no child should have education opportunities reduced simply because of the neighborhood he or she lives in. That is why Linda has worked to reform No Child Left Behind. Rather than being a mere slogan, it should be a fully funded program that invests in our students so that they can meet the high expectations we have for them."

Elections

2014

See also: California's 38th Congressional District elections, 2014

Sanchez won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She and Benjamin Campos (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, unopposed.[40] Sanchez went on to defeat Campos in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1]

U.S. House, California District 38 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Sanchez Incumbent 59.1% 58,192
     Republican Benjamin Campos 40.9% 40,288
Total Votes 98,480
Source: California Secretary of State

2012

See also: California's 38th Congressional District elections, 2012

Sanchez won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 38th District.[41] She was displaced from her former district, the 39th, by redistricting. She and Benjamin Campos (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Jorge Robles (R). Sanchez went on to defeat Campos in the general election on November 6, 2012.[42][43]

U.S. House, California District 38 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Sanchez Incumbent 67.5% 145,280
     Republican Benjamin Campos 32.5% 69,807
Total Votes 215,087
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 38 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Sanchez (D) Incumbent 56% 33,223
Green check mark transparent.pngBenjamin Campos (R) 22.5% 13,363
Jorge Robles (R) 21.4% 12,713
Total Votes 59,299

Endorsements

Sanchez was officially endorsed by the California Democratic Party to represent California's 38th Congressional District in the 2012 elections.[44]

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Sanchez attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Sanchez is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Sanchez raised a total of $6,245,389 during that time period. This information was last updated on January 27, 2015.[50]

Linda Sanchez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (California, District 38) Won $1,350,030
2012 U.S. House (California, District 38) Won $1,048,195
2010 U.S. House (California, District 39) Won $723,863
2008 U.S. House (California, District 39) Won $616,883
2006 U.S. House (California, District 39) Won $643,970
2004 U.S. House (California, District 39) Won $786,141
2002 U.S. House (California, District 39) Won $1,076,307
Grand Total Raised $6,245,389


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Sanchez won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Sanchez's campaign committee raised a total of $1,350,030 and spent $1,027,338.[51] This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[52]

Cost per vote

Sanchez spent $17.65 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, California District 38, 2014 - Linda Sanchez Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,350,030
Total Spent $1,027,338
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $6,176
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $5,246
Top contributors to Linda Sanchez's campaign committee
Girardi & Keese$14,000
Metlife Inc$12,000
Akin, Gump et al$10,500
National Assn of Real Estate Investment Trusts$10,500
Air Line Pilots Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$113,750
Health Professionals$79,325
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$77,111
Lawyers/Law Firms$66,425
Lobbyists$63,101

Below are Sanchez's FEC reports.[53]

2012

Sanchez won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Sanchez's campaign committee raised a total of $1,048,195 and spent $1,104,479.[62] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[63]

Cost per vote

Sanchez spent $7.60 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Sanchez won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Sanchez's campaign committee raised a total of $723,863 and spent $741,142.[64]

Her top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:


Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Sanchez's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-263,977 and $729,996. That averages to $233,009, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Sanchez ranked as the 338th most wealthy representative in 2012.[65] Between 2004 and 2012, Sanchez's increased her net worth from $-39,501 to $233,009. Between 2004 and 2014, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[66]

Linda Sanchez Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$-39,501
2012$233,009
Growth from 2004 to 2012:N/A
Average annual growth:N/A
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[67]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). In the 113th Congress, Sanchez is the ranking Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics. Sanchez received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry.

From 2001-2014, 24.64 percent of Sanchez's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[68]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Linda Sanchez Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $6,177,114
Total Spent $5,659,984
Ranking member of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$378,906
Public Sector Unions$299,750
Building Trade Unions$295,200
Industrial Unions$290,815
Health Professionals$257,137
% total in top industry6.13%
% total in top two industries10.99%
% total in top five industries24.64%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Sanchez was a "moderate Democratic leader" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Sanchez received in June 2013.[69]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[70]

Sanchez most often votes with:

Sanchez least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Sanchez missed 496 of 8,644 roll call votes from January 2003 to July 2014. This amounts to 5.7 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[71]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Sanchez paid her congressional staff a total of $935,678 in 2011. She ranked 43rd on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 186th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[72]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Sanchez ranked 8th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[73]

2012

Sanchez is 1 of 14 members of congress who ranked 1st in the liberal rankings in 2012.[74]

2011

Sanchez ranked 26th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[75]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Sanchez voted with the Democratic Party 95.5 percent of the time, which ranked 16th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[76]

2013

Sanchez voted with the Democratic Party 95.8 percent of the time, which ranked 79th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[77]

Personal

Sanchez and her husband, Mark Valentine, have three children.

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See also

External links

References

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Preceded by
Ed Royce
U.S. House of Representatives - California
2003-Present
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