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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$2,482,001
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Loretta Sanchez (b. January 7, 1960, in Lynwood, California) 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. [3]

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.[4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Sanchez serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Sanchez served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Legislative actions

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.[7] For more information pertaining to Sanchez's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" 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.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Sanchez voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security 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.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" 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 would allow 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.[11]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" 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.[12] 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.[13] Sanchez voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[14]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally 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 funds 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.[15] 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.[16]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "No" 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 would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[17]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" 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.[18] The vote largely followed party lines.[19]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "No" 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.[20]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" 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 is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[21]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" 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.[22]

Other votes

Sanchez voted for the auto bailout.[23] As of September 13, 2010: 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.[24]

Sanchez also supported the stimulus bill.[25] According to a poll, 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). Additionally, 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy. [26]

In addition, Sanchez voted for the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[27] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.[28]

Sanchez also voted in favor of the "Cap and Trade" bill.[29] Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help and 15% said that the bill would have no impact.[30]

Finally, Sanchez supported the health care reform bill.[31] 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.[32]

Campaign themes

2012

Sanchez's campaign website listed the following issues:[33]

  • 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."
  • Health Care
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 filed a "Statement of Intention" to run for Governor of California in the 2014. [34]

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.[35][36]

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

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.[45]

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

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Sanchez's reports.[46]

Loretta Sanchez (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[47]April 13, 2013$220,884.52$46,459.63$(55,666.76)$211,677.39
July Quarterly[48]July 15, 2013$211,677.39$219,711.22$(73,976.95)$357,411.66
October Quarterly[49]October 14, 2013$357,411.66$155,320.09$(65,323.66)$447,408.09
Year-End[50]January 31, 2014$447,408$105,539$(153,228)$399,719
April Quarterly[51]April 15, 2014$399,719$196,164$(72,653)$523,230
Pre-Primary[52]May 22, 2014$523,230$82,865$(52,473)$553,622
July Quarterly[53]July 15, 2014$553,622$185,696$(126,800)$612,518
Running totals
$991,754.94$(600,121.37)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Sanchez's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

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.[54] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[55]

Cost per vote

Sanchez spent $17.49 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Sanchez's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

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.[56]

Her top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

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 June 2013.[57]

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.[58]

Sanchez most often votes with:

Sanchez least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Sanchez missed 648 of 11,058 roll call votes from January 1997 to March 2013. This amounts to 5.9%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[59]

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.[60]

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.[61]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Sanchez's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $4,006 and $4,959,997. That averages to $2,482,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth increased by 0.65% from 2010.[62]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Sanchez's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $252,003 and $4,679,998. That averages to $2,466,000.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[63]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Sanchez's vote ratings are not available for 2012.[64]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Sanchez ranked 77th in the liberal rankings.[65]

Voting with party

2013

Sanchez voted with the Democratic Party 96.6% of the time, which ranked 39th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[66]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. California Democratic Party "Official California Democratic Party Primary Endorsements," Accessed March 10, 2012
  3. California Secretary of State, "Campaign Finance:Statement of Intention," accessed November 27, 2012
  4. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "SANCHEZ, Loretta, (1960 - )"
  5. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  6. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, 47th District of California "Committees and Caucuses"
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  21. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  22. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  23. US House Clerk "Roll Call 690" December 10, 2008
  24. Gallup "Among Recent Bills, Financial Reform a Lone Plus for Congress," September 13, 2010
  25. US House Clerk "Roll Call 46," January 28, 2009
  26. Rasmussen "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," August 24, 2010
  27. US House Clerk "Roll Call 314," June 9, 2009
  28. Rasmussen "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," June 23, 2009
  29. US House Clerk "Roll Call 477," June 26, 2009
  30. Rasmussen "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," June 30, 2009
  31. US House Clerk "Roll Call 165," March 21, 2010
  32. Rasmussen "61% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law," September 20, 2010
  33. Campaign website, Issues
  34. California Secretary of State, "Campaign Finance:Statement of Intention," accessed November 27, 2012
  35. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  36. Unofficial election results
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  43. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  44. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
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  49. Federal Election Commission, "Loretta Sanchez October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  50. Federal Election Commission, "Loretta Sanchez Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  51. Federal Election Commission, "Loretta Sanchez April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  52. Federal Election Commission, "Loretta Sanchez Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  53. Federal Election Commission, "Loretta Sanchez July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  54. Open Secrets "Loretta Sanchez 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  55. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  56. Open Secrets "Loretta Sanchez 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 14, 2011
  57. Gov Track "Loretta Sanchez," Accessed June 7 2013
  58. OpenCongress, "Loretta Sanchez," Accessed July 31, 2013
  59. GovTrack, "Loretta Sanchez," Accessed April 2, 2013
  60. LegiStorm "Loretta Sanchez"
  61. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
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  65. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  66. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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Preceded by
Christopher Cox
U.S. House of Representatives - California
1997-Present
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