â€œLong term economic recovery will depend on initiatives that create jobs and expand opportunity for all Americans, including Hispanics,â€ said Rep. Loretta Sanchez. â€œLatinos are the fastest-growing minority group in the United States and, as such, are a vital part of our workforce. Itâ€™s important for Congress to understand the unique economic challenges and opportunities facing this community, particularly as we begin to rebuild our housing and construction sectors.”
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â€œAs the ranking female on the House Armed Services Committee, I am committed to getting our men and women in uniform the resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively,â€ said Rep. Sanchez. â€œAt the same time, we also have an obligation to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in government.â€
â€œFamilies in my district have been forced to make hard decisions and cut spending to make ends meet. Why shouldnâ€™t Members of Congress do the same?â€ said Rep. Sanchez. â€œOur focus must be on getting people back to work, strengthening our economy, and reducing the deficit. Thatâ€™s what I will continue to fight for in Congress.
On Monday night, the Democratic Party of Orange County installed Long Beach City Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske as their new Executive Director. Schipske comes to the DPOC with a terriffic background of work in democratic politics. Schipske has a long history of working with the community of organized labor.
â€œEveryone knows that rising health care costs are crushing small businesses in our community,â€ said Rep. Sanchez, who is a member of the bipartisan Joint Economic Committee. â€œOver half a million businesses in California are eligible for this credit, and I hope every single one will take full advantage of these savings.â€
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47)announced that she has introduced a bill to help improve Orange Countyâ€™s access to clean, reliable sources of water. H.R. 5039 would authorize $26 million in federal funding for the expansion of the Orange County Water Districtâ€™s Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS). The largest water purification project of its kind in the world, the GWRS takes highly treated wastewater and purifies it to levels that meet state and federal drinking water standards.
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) today announced that she is asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the U.S. Marine Corpsâ€™ primary food services vendor for excessive waste and possible food safety concerns. Sodexo, which is currently nearing the end of its eight-year, $881 million contract with the Marine Corps, has been under scrutiny following multiple reports of food safety non-compliance and a drastic, mid-contract change to its food operations.