Defense (Committee Member)
As Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, Congresswoman Sanchez understands the importance of maintaining a strong military. In her role, Congresswoman Sanchez oversees our nation’s strategic weapons, ballistic missile defense, space programs, and Department of Energy national security programs. The Congresswoman also a senior member of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.
As the most senior female member on the House Armed Services Committee, Congresswoman Sanchez is committed to providing our service members with a safe environment, free of domestic violence and sexual assault. In 2005, the Congresswoman successfully revised Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) to include a meaningful sexual assault statute that protects victims, empowers prosecutors, and creates a zero-tolerance policy toward sexual assault and abuse. In the 2009 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Congresswoman Sanchez successfully lobbied for the development of the Sexual Assault Database, which will increase public awareness of the issues surrounding sexual abuse in the military and encourage accountability and responsibility within each armed service branch. In 2013, Congresswoman Sanchez's Track it to Prevent it Act, which tracks servicemen and women with histories of sexual harassment to prevent further misconduct, was successfully included in the 2014 NDAA.
Congresswoman Sanchez will continue fighting to prepare our service members for the multidimensional tasks they will face in the years ahead, including the growing missile and nuclear threat. She will continue to promote polices that enhance service member safety and advance America's ongoing national security goals.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member of the Tactical Air and Land Force Subcommittee, yesterday marked up the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This was Congresswoman Sanchez’s 20th and final NDAA markup.
Tactical Air & Land Forces Amendments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), ranking member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces and member of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, called attention to the rising costs of the United States’ nuclear forces budget and urged Congress to instead prioritize nuclear nonproliferation efforts in a speech on the House floor. Rep. Sanchez is a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee which will mark up the FY17 National Defense Authorization next week.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) Ranking Member of the House Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, delivered the opening statement during the subcommittee’s FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act markup. The mark includes provisions to maintain critical oversight of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program, authorize multi-year procurement contracts for Army helicopters, promote advanced body armor research, and develop protective equipment for female service members in combat roles.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement regarding the recently declared cease-fire between Azerbaijan forces and Armenian-separatists in the Nagorno-Karabakh region:
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and member of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, released the following statement about the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit:
“I have consistently voiced my extreme concern that one of the gravest risks to the United States is the dangerous and very real possibility of nuclear materials or weapons spreading to countries hostile to the United States or falling into the hands of terrorists.