Linda Sánchez ~ U.S. House, District 38

Sánchez was born in Orange, California as the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She earned her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1995. Linda is a co-founder of the Labor and Working Families Caucus and serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means. Sánchez also served on the Select Committee on Benghazi.

On healthcare . . .

Representative Sanchez writes, "While the ACA is not perfect, efforts at wholesale destruction of the law and erosion of the coverage and consumer protections are unproductive." "I am proud to have helped pass the Affordable Care Act and the improvements it made to Medicare." "Tens of millions of uninsured Americans have gained health insurance coverage since enactment of the ACA. Millions more got health coverage through the ACA Marketplaces, including young adults who were able to obtain or continue coverage on their parents’ policies, and those who are newly covered by Medicaid."

On the environment . . .

Representative Sanchez sees that California is a leader in the fight against climate change, and highlights that "Pollution disproportionately hurts minority communities, especially here in Los Angeles County. She is an fierce advocate for the Clean Power Plan. "As a lawmaker, environmentalist, and most importantly, as a mother, I believe we cannot continue environmental policies that disproportionately hurt minority communities." "This is an urgent issue. We can no longer afford to wait to act on climate change. We must implement policies to protect our environment and our communities for generations to come."

Plans for Economy

"In Congress, I am a founding member of the Labor and Working Families Caucus. I have fought my entire career to protect workers and their families by developing and implementing a pro-labor agenda. I will continue to fight for legislation that would increase project labor agreements, raise the minimum wage, ensure Davis-Bacon Act protections, protect the Jones Act, and expand the National Labor Relations Act. Attacks on these common sense policies which help working families have been soundly defeated and I will continue to fight against attempts to weaken hard-won worker protections."

Education Policy

"A good education can open up many opportunities. As a daughter of immigrants, I am a living testament to the power of education. I believe every child has access to the highest quality education, which prepares them to be competitive in today’s globalized economy. I am committed to ensuring our nation makes the right investments in education to provide future generations with the tools they need to achieve their goals."

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