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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

Representing the 46th District of California

Defense (Committee Member)

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Feb 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement on today’s Full Committee markup in the House Committee on Homeland Security.  Sanchez’s DHS Human Trafficking Prevention Act of 2016 successfully passed in Full Committee markup today.  Along with Sanchez’s human trafficking bill, six bills encompassing the recommendations made by the Task Force on Combatting Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel, which Rep. Sanchez served as Democratic Lead on, also passed.

Feb 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, served as Ranking Member and delivered the opening statement during today’s hearing on “Afghanistan in 2016: The Evolving Security Situation and U.S. Policy, Strategy, and Posture.” Rep. Sanchez questioned General Campbell about his outlook on Afghanistan’s ability to retain and sustain an effective Afghan force, and whether we can avoid and prevent another situation, like Iraq, where U.S.

Feb 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, spoke on the House floor to highlight and call for international action on the massive starvation crisis in Madaya, Syria.

Congresswoman Sanchez’s floor speech as prepared for delivery is below:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in order to bring attention to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Madaya, Syria. 

Jan 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement commemorating the 7th anniversary of the Wounded Warrior Act, which was passed in the 2008 NDAA.

Jan 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) yesterday called on Army leaders to restore Women Airforce Service Pilots’ (WASPs) burial eligibility at Arlington National Cemetery.  Rep. Sanchez is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan Women Airforce Service Pilot Arlington Inurnment Restoration Act H.R. 4336, introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ).

Speaking from the House floor yesterday, Rep. Sanchez said, “Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the female pilots who served during World War II, known as the Women Airforce Service Pilots or WASPs.

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