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Rep. Linda Sánchez

Representative for California’s 38th District

pronounced LIN-duh // SAN-chuz

Sánchez is the representative for California’s 38th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Sánchez is next up for reelection in 2020.

She was previously the representative for California’s 39th congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Sánchez.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Sánchez is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Sánchez has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Linda Sánchez sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sánchez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (22%) Health (20%) Taxation (17%) Social Welfare (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Labor and Employment (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Sánchez voted No

Sánchez voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 ...

Sánchez voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 ...

Sánchez voted Aye

Sánchez voted Nay

Passed 394/1 on Apr 26, 2013.

Sánchez voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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 ...

Sánchez voted Nay

Sánchez voted Nay

Passed 263/171 on Oct 3, 2008.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of economic stimulus relief during the 2008 financial crisis as well as other unrelated provisions. It was the ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Oct 2019, Sánchez missed 597 of 11,878 roll call votes, which is 5.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: