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.
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) today issued the following statement congratulating Joseph â€œJoeâ€ Pak, a disability rights advocate from Garden Grove, on his recent appointment to the National Council on Disability
â€œCurrently we see practice in the classroom guided by policies from the federal government that are not aligned to qualitative research. One of our main goals is to better align research to policy to practice. We are pleased that this initiative has the support and participation of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Senator Lou Correa and Assembly Member Jose Solorio and look forward to working with all legislators interested in taking action.â€
â€œOur economic recovery will be largely dependent on smart investments in Americaâ€™s small businesses,â€ said Rep. Sanchez. â€œThis bill will help local entrepreneurs start, build, and grow their businesses and, in the process, strengthen Orange Countyâ€™s economy. Itâ€™s a surefire way to create new jobs and new opportunities here at home.â€