Tag Archive for Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

Congresswoman Sanchez comments on declining unemployment rate

“Today’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.”

Unemployment Rate Drops for January 2011

The January 2011 Jobs Report was released on Friday indicating that the unemployment rate dropped down to 9 percent, which is four-tenths of a percent less than last month and the lowest level since April 2009. In addition, the economy added 36,000 private sector jobs.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez to serve as Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces

I am honored that my Democratic colleagues on the Armed Services Committee have selected me to serve as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces,” said Rep. Sanchez. “There is perhaps no greater responsibility than ensuring our nation is properly prepared for a potential missile or nuclear attack. I look forward to working with Chairman McKeon, Ranking Member Smith, and Subcommittee Chair Turner as we look for new, more effective ways to assess and protect against threats to America’s security.”

Rep. Loretta Sanchez Appointed to Vietnamese Education Foundation Board of Directors

“I am honored to have been nominated to serve on the Vietnamese Education Foundation,” said Rep. Sanchez, who is Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Vietnam. “In Congress, I have always fought for the issues that are important to Vietnamese-Americans, including strengthening education, cutting taxes for the middle class, increasing lending to small businesses, and expanding basic human rights in Vietnam. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the VEF to create positive change in Vietnam and new opportunities for growth and advancement in the U.S.”

Reps. Loretta Sanchez and Virginia Foxx fight for stronger anti-stalking laws

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.