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), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Korea and senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement on National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, marking the day the Korean War ceasefire agreement was signed on July 27, 1953:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), founder and co-chair of the Women in the Military Caucus and senior member of the House Armed Services committee, today released the following statement in response to the White House’s announcement that the Defense Department will review security measures at military facilities after the attacks on military recruitment centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, today released the following statement after President Obama announced that the negotiators of the P5+1 nations have reached a nuclear agreement with Iran:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) released a statement regarding the recent attacks on the Egyptian people.
“This week, the Islamic State perpetrated additional acts of terrorism against the State of Egypt and the Egyptian people in the Sinai Peninsula.
“These acts were unprecedented in their breadth, scope, and strategic location against the people of Egypt.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) today released the following public schedule for Friday, June 26, 2015, through Saturday, June 27, 2015.
Friday, June 26, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. — Rep. Sanchez will provide remarks on the importance of water infrastructure at the dedication ceremony of the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS).
Orange County Water District, 18700 Ward Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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