Tag Archive for Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

Orange County to receive more than $12.7 million in Homeland Security Grants

“At a time when budget shortfalls and staff cuts have stretched resources for local law enforcement, UASI grants have been a real lifeline for our county,” said Rep. Sanchez. “Nothing could be more important than protecting Orange County families against potential terrorist threats. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that our county will be receiving over $12.7 million to help secure our community.”

Rep. Sanchez calls on Fed. Government to pay its fair share of California health care costs

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) today called for an extension of the increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) – the share of Medicaid expenditures paid by the federal government. Currently, the federal government pays about 62 cents for every dollar of Medi-Cal services used. This rate will expire at the end of this year, on December 31 unless Congress approves an extension.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez Introduces New Federal Stalking Legislation

“Physical stalking, cyberstalking, and other acts of intimidation are serious crimes that deserve serious consequences,” said Rep. Sanchez. “Unfortunately, existing federal law doesn’t do enough to protect victims and empower prosecutors. My bill would do both by strengthening existing laws to ensure all forms of harassment are taken seriously in the eyes of the law.”

OC Republican Delegation Says Tough Luck To Unemployed and Troubled Homeowners

UPDATED: “House votes to extend jobless benefits” – On Tuesday, House Democrats revived legislation to extend unemployment benefits after previous legislation failed to pass the Senate. The new House bill, HR 5618, only addresses the unemployment extension. If approved, it would have allowed the more recently-unemployed to continue getting extended benefits and Fed-Ed aid through November. It would be retroactive to May and June.

Sanchez: “I’m siding with Orange County families not Wall St. firms”

“As we rebuild Orange County’s economy, we must put in place common-sense rules to ensure Wall Street and the Big Banks never again gamble with our money and our future,” said Rep. Sanchez. “Wall Street firms may be bouncing back, but Californians continue to suffer from the consequences of their actions. This bill is about whose side you’re on, and I’m on the side of working families.”