Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Representative from California’s 46th District, Democrat

Sanchez, a Democrat, has been the representative for California's 46th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

She was previously the representative for California's 47th congressional district (2003-2012); and the representative for California's 46th congressional district (1997-2002).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Sanchez 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). Sanchez is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Sanchez for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Loretta Sanchez sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sanchez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (40%) Education (20%) Private Legislation (13%) Taxation (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1997 to Sep 2016, Sanchez missed 1,073 of 13,450 roll call votes, which is 8.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 78 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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