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%) Taxation (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Private Legislation (13%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Sanchez’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 2017: Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015
Feb 12, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2029: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Apr 30, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.
Aye H.R. 50: Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2015
Feb 4, 2015. Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2016, Sanchez missed 1,104 of 13,498 roll call votes, which is 8.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% 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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