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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
She was previously the representative for California’s 39th congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2012.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Sánchez.
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 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 3, 2017 to May 4, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Linda Sánchez sits on the following committees:
Sánchez was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3144 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8520 Michigan Avenue in Whittier, California, as the “Jose Ramos Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 982 (116th): To avoid duplicative annual reporting under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and for other purposes.
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Sánchez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (21%) Health (20%) Education (18%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Labor and Employment (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (3%)
Some of Sánchez’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2812: To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to prohibit ...
- H.Res. 270: Expressing support for designation of a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.
- H.R. 1987: To help charitable nonprofit organizations provide services to meet the increasing demand in ...
- H.R. 1945: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an election ...
- H.R. 1177: U.S. Citizenship Act
- H.R. 727: Facilitating Virtual Visitation for Nursing Home Residents Act of 2021
- H.J.Res. 22: Expressing support for designation of the week of February 1, 2021, through February ...
From Jan 2003 to Apr 2021, Sánchez missed 607 of 12,398 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. 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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