Loretta Sanchez

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Loretta Sanchez
Loretta Sanchez.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 46
Incumbent
In office
1997-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorChristopher Cox (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$17.49 in 2012
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$11,232,715
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sChapman University
Master'sAmerican University
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 7, 1960
Place of birthLynwood, California
Net worth$2,991,501
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Loretta Sanchez (b. January 7, 1960, in Lynwood, CA) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 46th Congressional District. Sanchez was first elected to the House in 1996.

Sanchez most recently won re-election[1] in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 46th District. She defeated Jerry Hayden (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. She was displaced from her former district, the 47th, by redistricting.[2]

Sanchez filed a "Statement of Intention" to run for Governor of California in the 2014 but ultimately decided not to enter the primary race.[3][4] She is instead seeking re-election to her seat in the U.S. House. She and Adam Nick (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, and will face off in the general election.

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

Sanchez was born in Lynwood, California. She earned a B.A. from Chapman University in 1982 and an M.B.A. from American University in 1984.[5]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Sanchez serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

Sanchez served on the following committees:[7]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to Sanchez's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Sanchez voted for 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.[10]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Sanchez voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Sanchez voted for 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.[12]

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.[13] 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.[14][15] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[15] 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.[16][17] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[17] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[18] 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 protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Sanchez joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[16][17]

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.[19] 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.[20] Sanchez voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

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.[22] 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.[23]

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.[24]

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.[25] The vote largely followed party lines.[26]

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.[27]

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.[28]

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.[29]

Other votes

Sanchez voted for the auto bailout.[30] As of September 13, 2010, 56 percent of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43 percent supported it.[31]

Sanchez also supported the stimulus bill.[32] According to a poll, 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). Additionally, 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy.[33]

In addition, Sanchez voted for the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[34] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.[35]

Sanchez also voted in favor of the "Cap and Trade" bill.[36] Just after the bill’s passage, 42 percent of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19 percent believed it would help. Only 15 percent said that the bill would have no impact.[37]

Finally, Sanchez supported the health care reform bill.[38] According to a poll, 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. Additionally, 35% of likely voters oppose repeal, and 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.[39]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Loretta 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 quiz, Sanchez is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Sanchez received a score of 66 percent on social issues and 10 percent on economic issues.[40]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[41]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Favors
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[40]

Immigration

Sanchez said on September 8, 2014, that she was disappointed in President Barack Obama following his announcement that he would delay taking any executive action related to immigration until after the 2014 elections. Obama had previously said that he would address the issue by the end of the summer. Sanchez said, "So when President Obama said to us — in particular the Hispanic Caucus — ‘I’m going to get something done and you’ll know by August,’ it is a disappointment, it is a frustration... We should be getting it done now instead of after the election, so, yes, of course we’re disappointed in the president."[42]

Sanchez went on to shift most of the blame for a lack of immigration reform on House Republicans. She said, "While the president has disappointed, the real reality is that the House Republicans have refused to work with us to move a bill that would solve this issue."[42]

Campaign themes

2014

Sanchez's campaign website lists the following issues:[43]

  • Education


Excerpt: "When Congresswoman Sanchez is at home in Orange County, some of the most important work she does is on behalf of our local schools. Since taking office, she has made multiple visits to each and every public school in the 47th Congressional District and has learned first-hand what Orange County's schools really need - more teachers, classrooms, and resources."
  • Homeland Security
Excerpt: "Rep. Sanchez is the most senior female member of the House Homeland Security Committee, where she has served since the committee's institution and has emerged as an expert on intelligence and counterterrorism issues."
  • Law Enforcement
Excerpt: "The key to a strong community is the rule of law, and for that we need strong law enforcement. Loretta firmly believes in this principle, which is why she has been a solid and consistent advocate for law enforcement in Congress."
  • Military/Defense Issues
Excerpt: "Loretta is the ranking female member and a senior Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, and has been a vocal advocate for U.S. soldiers serving around the world, particularly those serving in combat zones. She personally worked to change the law to ensure that active duty Reservists serving in Iraq had access to TRICARE, the military healthcare system."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Congresswoman Sanchez is a firm believer that every American, and particularly every child, should have access to quality medical care. She was a proud supporter the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization bill, which was signed into law by President Obama on February 4, 2009."

Elections

2014

See also: California Gubernatorial election, 2014

Sanchez is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014.[44]

Sanchez filed a "Statement of Intention" to run for Governor of California in the 2014 but then chose not to file for the primary election.[45]

U.S. House, California District 46 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez Incumbent 50.6% 20,172
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Nick 18.1% 7,234
     Republican John Cullum 14.2% 5,666
     Republican Carlos Vazquez 12.5% 4,969
     Democratic Ehab Atalla 4.6% 1,835
Total Votes 39,876
Source: California Secretary of State

2012

See also: California's 46th Congressional District elections, 2012

Sanchez won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 46th District as a Democrat.[1] She was displaced from her former district, the 47th, by redistricting. She and Jerry Hayden (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating John Cullum (R), Pat Garcia (R) and Jorge Rocha (Ind). Sanchez went on to defeat Hayden in the general election on November 6, 2012.[46][47]

U.S. House, California District 46 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez Incumbent 63.9% 95,694
     Republican Jerry Hayden 36.1% 54,121
Total Votes 149,815
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 46 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez (D) Incumbent 52.1% 25,706
Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Hayden (R) 29.5% 14,571
John Cullum (R) 10.6% 5,251
Jorge Rocha (NPP) 4% 1,969
Pat Garcia (R) 3.8% 1,852
Total Votes 49,349

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 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Sanchez raised a total of $11,232,715 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[56]

Loretta Sanchez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 46) Won $1,677,370
2010 US House (California, District 47) Won $2,056,345
2008 US House (California, District 47) Won $1,244,415
2006 US House (California, District 47) Won $1,364,455
2004 US House (California, District 47) Won $1,309,610
2002 US House (California, District 47) Won $1,435,120
2000 US House (California, District 46) Won $2,145,400
Grand Total Raised $11,232,715


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Sanchez's reports.[57]

Loretta Sanchez (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[58]April 13, 2013$220,884.52$46,459.63$(55,666.76)$211,677.39
July Quarterly[59]July 15, 2013$211,677.39$219,711.22$(73,976.95)$357,411.66
October Quarterly[60]October 14, 2013$357,411.66$155,320.09$(65,323.66)$447,408.09
Year-End[61]January 31, 2014$447,408$105,539$(153,228)$399,719
April Quarterly[62]April 15, 2014$399,719$196,164$(72,653)$523,230
Pre-Primary[63]May 22, 2014$523,230$82,865$(52,473)$553,622
July Quarterly[64]July 15, 2014$553,622$185,696$(126,800)$612,518
October Quarterly[65]October 15, 2014$612,518$210,867$(332,159)$491,226
Running totals
$1,202,621.94$(932,280.37)

2012

Sanchez won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Sanchez's campaign committee raised a total of $1,677,370 and spent $1,674,005.[66] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[67]

Cost per vote

Sanchez spent $17.49 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 $2,056,345 and spent $2,303,722.[68]

Her top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:


Personal Gain Index

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

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-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 four 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 $453,005 and $5,529,997. That averages to $2,991,501, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Sanchez ranked as the 106th most wealthy representative in 2012.[69] Between 2004 and 2012, Sanchez's calculated net worth[70] increased by an average of 144 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[71]

Loretta Sanchez Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$238,837
2012$2,991,501
Growth from 2004 to 2012:1,153%
Average annual growth:144%[72]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[73]
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). Sanchez received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry.

From 1995-2014, 20.69 percent of Sanchez's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[74]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Loretta Sanchez Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $16,238,614
Total Spent $15,678,738
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$1,343,399
Building Trade Unions$587,900
Real Estate$499,539
Transportation Unions$464,750
Public Sector Unions$464,680
% total in top industry8.27%
% total in top two industries11.89%
% total in top five industries20.69%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Sanchez is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Sanchez received in June 2013.[75]

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.[76]

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 703 of 12,041 roll call votes from January 1997 to July 2014. This amounts to 5.8 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[77]

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 $950,187 in 2011. She ranked 49th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 201st 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.[78]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Sanchez was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Sanchez's staff was given an apparent $6,200.00 in bonus money.[79]

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 131st in the liberal rankings in 2013.[80]

2012

Sanchez's vote ratings are not available for 2012.[81]

2011

Sanchez ranked 77th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[82]

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 93.5 percent of the time, which ranked 91st among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[83]

2013

Sanchez voted with the Democratic Party 96.6 percent of the time, which ranked 39th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[84]

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See also

External links


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Preceded by
Christopher Cox
U.S. House of Representatives - California
1997-Present
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