Sanchez was the representative for California’s 46th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2013 to 2016.
She was previously the representative for California’s 47th congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2012; and the representative for California’s 46th congressional district as a Democrat from 1997 to 2002.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Sanchez.
Sanchez is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 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 Sanchez sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 2011 to Dec 30, 2016. See full analysis methodology.
Sanchez was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 1366 (107th): To designate the United States Post Office building located at 3101 West Sunflower Avenue in Santa Ana, California, as the “Hector G. Godinez Post Office Building”.
Does 1 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).
Sanchez sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Sanchez recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5310 (114th): Creating Higher Education Affordability Necessary to Compete Economically Act
- H.Res. 681 (114th): Honoring women who have served, and who are currently serving, as members …
- H.Res. 643 (114th): Honoring women who have served, and who are currently serving, as members …
- H.R. 4383 (114th): DHS Human Trafficking Prevention Act of 2016
- H.Res. 217 (114th): Honoring the life and accomplishments of Henry Thomas Segerstrom and expressing condolences …
- H.R. 1596 (114th): To authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to Special …
- H.R. 1051 (114th): To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to designate John Wayne Airport …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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 serving in Dec 2016. 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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