Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) and Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) today introduced a tough new bill that would strengthen federal anti-stalking laws to address the new technology predators are using to harass their victims. In addition to clarifying existing laws, H.R. 196, the Simplifying the Ambiguous Law, Keeping Everyone Reliably Safe (STALKERS) Act of 2011, would give law enforcement authorities the tools they need to prevent and prosecute stalking in the digital age. The House of Representatives passed this legislation in the 111th Congress.
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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) Thursday slammed health insurer Blue Shield of California for its decision to seek huge rate increases for tens of thousands of Californians on March 1. Under Blue Shieldâ€™s proposal, some individual policyholders would see cumulative rate hikes as high as 59%. Over 190,000 policyholders would see increases averaging 30% to 35%.
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Last night the House Democratic Caucus selected Congressman Adam Smith (WA-9) as ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee. Major news media gave Congresswoman Sanchez little chance at defeating Smith. Her showing was however quite significant. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) and Silvestre Reyes of Texas had challenged Smith for the leadership position.
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â€œRepealing â€˜Donâ€™t Ask, Donâ€™t Tellâ€™ is the right thing to do,â€ said Rep. Loretta Sanchez. â€œEveryone who is willing and able to serve their country should be able to do so, regardless of sexual orientation. This is an issue of national security as well as fairness that affects every single American.â€
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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez released her holiday card today. This year Loretta remembers her long-time companion, and one of the biggest cats I have seen, Gretzky. Loretta’s Christmas cards have been the talk of the town for years.
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â€œAmericaâ€™s new trade agreement with South Korea is welcome news on the heels of Novemberâ€™s disappointing job numbers. In the long-run, Americaâ€™s economic recovery will largely depend on whether we can adapt to and compete in an increasingly global market. This landmark agreement, which enjoys broad support in both the public and private sectors, will help us do both by boosting U.S. exports to the worldâ€™s 12th largest economy and creating an estimated 70,000 American jobs in the process. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to quickly approve this historic pact.â€
Loretta Sanchez Honors National Guard, while Chuck DeVore dishonors his service in the National Guard
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â€œI am proud to join my colleagues in honoring the 374thanniversary of the National Guard. As the oldest component of the Armed Forces, the National Guard has played an instrumental role in the defense of our country. Today, tens of thousands of Guardmembers are serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations throughout the world. Without their sense of duty and love of country, we would not enjoy the many freedoms America has to offer.