Rep. Linda Sánchez

Representative from California’s 38th District, Democrat

Sánchez, a Democrat, is the representative for California's 38th congressional district and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018) (map).

She was previously the representative for California's 39th congressional district (2003-2012).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Sánchez.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Sánchez has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sánchez is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Linda Sánchez sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sánchez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (30%) Social Welfare (15%) Health (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Taxation (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (5%) Immigration (5%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Sánchez’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Sánchez’s Vote Vote Description
No H.Res. 546: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 22) to authorize funds for Federal-aid ...
Dec 3, 2015. Passed 384/40.
No H.R. 2353: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015
May 19, 2015. Passed 387/35.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Nay H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay H.R. 1424 (110th): Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 263/171.
This is the Senate's October 2008 Economic Stimulus Relief Bill. This bill was originally introduced in March 2007 and passed the House as the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. In October 2008, it was co-opted as the so-called "vehicle" to pass the relief bill ...
No H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Apr 2017, Sánchez missed 550 of 10,337 roll call votes, which is 5.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 93 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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