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Joint Economic Committee Report Details Unemployment in the Hispanic Community

“Long term economic recovery will depend on initiatives that create jobs and expand opportunity for all Americans, including Hispanics,” said Rep. Loretta Sanchez. “Latinos are the fastest-growing minority group in the United States and, as such, are a vital part of our workforce. It’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.”

Rep. Loretta Sanchez votes to block Congressional pay raise

“Families in my district have been forced to make hard decisions and cut spending to make ends meet. Why shouldn’t Members of Congress do the same?” said Rep. Sanchez. “Our focus must be on getting people back to work, strengthening our economy, and reducing the deficit. That’s what I will continue to fight for in Congress.

DPOC installs Gerrie Schipske as new Executive Director

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.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez Introduces Groundwater Replenishment System Legislation

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47)announced that she has introduced a bill to help improve Orange County’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 District’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.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez Calls for Investigation of Military Food Services Contract

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) today announced that she is asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the U.S. Marine Corps’ 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.