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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

Representing the 46th District of California

Defense (Committee Member)

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May 15, 2015 Press Release

“The NDAA is historically a bipartisan bill that passes with bipartisan support. Unfortunately this year, the Republicans have decided to further fund the Department of Defense (DoD) at the cost of better education, healthcare and housing for the American people.

Apr 30, 2015 Press Release

“I would first like to thank Chairman Thornberry and Ranking Member Smith for providing excellent leadership during this process. The Chairman’s mark provides crucial funding for our men and women in uniform and will ensure our military will continue to operate at top levels. For example, $496 billion is allocated for the Department of Defense (DOD) base budget, with $89.2 billion for overseas contingency operations (OCO). The defense authorization also ensures a pay raise of 2.3 percent for military personal and maintains spending for basic housing allowance.

Apr 15, 2015 Press Release

“Thank you again for your testimonies. I represent the largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam in the world in Orange County, California, and as I’ve said we have always had our eyes out to what has been going on out in the Asian countries and Pacific region. Last year, Vietnam and U.S. agreed to ease its lethal weapons embargo on Vietnam in order to improve maritime security and to address the ongoing conflict in regards to islands and East Sea.”

Apr 2, 2015 Press Release

“Iran’s nuclear program is not only a threat to the region but to the international community. While a framework for a deal has been developed and recognizing that it is a positive sign, nothing has been signed and Iran’s nuclear program continues to exist. 

“Though this is only the beginning, we must ensure Iran lives up to its part of the deal. Inspectors must have full access and verification is essential to this framework.  We must proceed with caution and not be quick to repeal all sanctions, as they have been our most effective tool.

Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

“Yesterday, I voted against a budget that aims to defund critical programs that are crucial for our student’s futures, our veterans returning home from war and our hard working families trying to feed their children.