Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), senior member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, today announced that Orange County will receive $8,941,135 in funding for FY 2011 through the Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program. UASI grants are provided to help local law enforcement in communities at risk of a terrorist attack.
“I am proud to introduce the Women’s Fair and Equal Right to Military Service Act, which would allow female service members to fight in combat,” said Sanchez. “In actuality, this bill would officially recognize what is already happening on the battlefield – the fact that our military women are fighting in combat every day, all over the world.”
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) on Monday applauded the reintroduction of the Vietnamese Human Rights Act of 2011 by Congressman Chris Smith. Rep. Sanchez is an original co-sponsor of the bill.
â€œToday’s report is good news for Orange County families, and I am happy to hear the economy is improving and our country is continuing on a positive path toward recovery. I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress in the coming months to support policies that strengthen our economy and create jobs, especially as we consider the 2012 federal budget.”