Birth Date: 01/28/1969
- Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 38, 2003-present
- Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 38, 2018, 2020
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What Issues This Representative Supports
|Issue||Supports/Does Not Support Issue|
|Administrative Priorities||Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? Pro-Choice|
|American Terrorist Groups|
|Black Lives Matter|
|Budget||In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? Supports
Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare? Supports
|Campaign Finance||Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? Supports|
|Child Tax Credit|
|Crimes||Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct? Does Not Support|
|Economy||Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? Supports
Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? Does Not Support
Do you support providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19? Supports
|Education||Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? Supports|
|Energy||Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal) Supports
Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? Supports
|Environment||Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal) Supports
Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? Supports
|Gambling and Gaming|
|Green New Deal|
|Gun Reform||Do you generally support gun-control legislation? Supports|
|Health Care Insurance|
|Health Care||Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)? Does Not Support
Do you support requiring businesses to provide paid medical leave during public health crises, such as COVID-19? Supports
|High Speed Internet|
|Immigration||Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? Does Not Support
Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? Does Not Support
|January 6, 2021 Riot|
|Medicare For All|
|Military Spending||Defense: Do you support increasing defense spending? Does Not Support|
|Money In Politics|
|National Security||Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)? Unknown Position
Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts? Supports
|Oil and Gas|
|Reproductive Health Care|
|Stem Cell Research|
|Tax Increases For The Rich|
|Tax On Extreme Wealth|
|Technology and Communications|
|The Proud Boys|
|Trade||Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)? Supports|
|Violated Their Oath|
|Wall Street Reform|
After Reading Linda Sanchez’s Questions and Answers
For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, A very respectable company that I trust a lot has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2016.
Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? Pro-Choice
- Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? “Pro-Choice”
- “This misguided bill not only infringes on a woman’s right to choose, but it increases the health disparities that already exist among minority women, erodes the trust that exists between a woman and her doctor, and denies women quality access to healthcare. This bill does nothing to curb discrimination based on race and gender, but rather, imposes additional barriers for women who seek to make informed decisions about their health and criminalizes the doctors who provide care to them.”
Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? Supports
- “The truth about the Republican tax plan is billionaires get massive tax cuts while working families are left to pick up the $1.5 trillion tab. “
- “Democrats have a clear vision of what real middle class focused tax reform looks like. We believe that tax reform should go towards helping grow America’s middle class — not stuffing the pockets of the wealthiest Americans and corporations. A meaningful and lasting update to our tax code should accomplish a few things: 1) it should create a simpler and fairer tax code for working Americans and small businesses; 2) it should level the playing field so that American businesses can complete globally; and 3), it should prioritize fairness for all families across all income brackets. The principles for tax reform that Democrats have laid out would help to achieve all those goals.”
- In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? “Yes”
- Endorsed by National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.
- “As the bedrock of our retirement system, Social Security allows Americans to retire without fear of falling into poverty,” Rep. Linda SÃ¡nchez said. “Still, many seniors, especially Latinos and people of color, rely on Social Security for most of their retirement income. Despite the program’s success, benefits do not effectively keep up with the rising costs of living facing elderly Americans, such as housing and prescription drugs. We urge our colleagues to join us in this effort to strengthen and expand Social Security because our seniors deserve to retire with dignity.”
- Signed a letter stating: “We look forward to continuing to work with you to further strengthen the Medicare Advantage program and ensure millions of seniors have access to comprehensive, affordable health coverage choices.”
- Signed a letter stating: “Such a change to the current rules governing political party spending would greatly increase the power of a select group of wealthy donors who are capable of contributing large sums to the political parties. This will send a jarring message to Americans of all political stripes that Washington insiders are rigging the system in favor of powerful moneyed interests.”
- Voted in favor of H.R. 1 – For the People Act of 2019.
- “This executive order is a bandaid for a broken leg. Congress needs to pass the #JusticeInPolicing Act to: -Ban chokeholds & no-knock warrants -Hold police accountable -End qualified immunity -Combat racial profiling This is just the starting point.” (twitter.com)
- Voted in favor of HR 7120 – George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.
Defense: Do you support increasing defense spending? Does Not Support
- “Finally, the proposed budget increases defense spending by billions, but offers no similar increases to non-defense related programs. These cuts are being made on the backs of students, our environment, and middle class families. This is a disproportionate approach that will translate into fewer investments in our schools, infrastructure, and economic recovery.”
- Rated 0% by the Center for Security Policy.
- “Alternatively, Democrats have laid out a clear alternative in our budget helps grow our economy from the middle. Our vision for the future of this country is one where everyone has the opportunity to succeed through hard work. We want to move our country forward through investments in education, infrastructure, medical research, and workforce training. House Democrats will continue to work to keep the promises of our Better Deal for America.”
- Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? “Yes”
- Just as expected, it is another fiscally irresponsible tax giveaway to wealthy Americans and corporations. But massive corporate tax cuts does not guarantee job growth or increased wages for working families. It only guarantees adding at least $1.5 trillion to the deficit.”
- Voted in favor of HR 266 – Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.
- Rated 100% by the National Education Association.
- “The education bill brought forward by Senators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander is a good first step towards reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The Latino community has a big stake in this conversation given that more than one in five students enrolled in our nation’s classrooms are Latino. As this legislation advances, we must ensure that Latino, English-language learners, and migrant students are not cheated out of a quality education and that educators are well supported. From accountability to data collection and resource equity, ESEA should be reauthorized in the strongest and most comprehensive way possible.”
Energy and Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)? Supports
- “I was a proud co-sponsor of the Clean Energy Act, which dramatically increased funding for renewable energy programs, required an increase in the production of renewable fuels from 4 billion gallons to 36 billion gallons by 2022, and increased fuel economy standards. The President signed this bill into law. I am also an original co-sponsor of the Responsible Renewable Energy Tax Credit Act. This legislation would promote the use of cleaner and renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power.”
Energy and Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? Supports
- “I applaud President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency for establishing the first-ever national standards to limit carbon pollution from power plants. Power plants are the largest source of carbon dioxide emissions and they produce over one-third of all domestic greenhouse emissions. If fully enacted, the Clean Power Plan will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent — bringing carbon emissions below 2005 levels by the year 2030.”
- Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? “Yes”
Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? Supports
- Do you generally support gun-control legislation? “Yes”
- Signed a letter stating: “Within a few hours the Republican majority is preparing to adjourn for a six week recess without taking any action on gun safety legislation. When we return to session on November 14th, we will likely be faced with the sad reality that thousands of Americans will have lost their lives to gun violence while members of this body were campaigning for re-election. We strongly urge you to cancel the upcoming recess to debate and vote on responsible gun safety legislation to help save American lives.”
- “Quality, accessible, affordable healthcare should be a right, not a privilege to be reserved for the wealthy few. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, we’ve made incredible strides in making this a reality. I will continue working to make this law more effective.”
- Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)? “No”
Health Care: Do you support requiring businesses to provide paid medical leave during public health crises, such as COVID-19? Supports
- Voted in favor of HR 6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? Does Not Support
- “After three weeks of negotiations, Congress intentionally blocked taxpayer dollars from going towards President Trump’s wasteful and ineffective border wall. By declaring a national emergency over a nonexistent crisis to build a wall along the southern border, President Trump is attempting to circumvent the will of Congress and the people we represent. That is not how our system of government works.”
- “This plan to deploy the National Guard is not about border security. It is about making the president appear tough on immigration after he scuttled a bi-partisan deal on DACA and failed to secure taxpayer funding for his medieval wall. Clearly, the President’s priority is not hard-working Americans.”
- Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? “No”
- “Our immigration system is broken. We need comprehensive immigration reform that fixes our immigration system, deals humanely with the undocumented immigrants already in America, and increases the security of our borders. I am working hard to develop legislation that will truly reform this country’s broken immigration system and give deserving people a chance to become equal members of society. In the meantime, I support targeted legislation like the DREAM Act, which would help hard-working children of undocumented immigrants attend college and earn legal status. Additionally, I applaud President Obama for using prosecutorial discretion to allow “DREAMers” to remain in the country they call home. America has never before required children to pay the price for their parents’ violations of the law.”
National Security: Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)? Unknown Position
- Rated 0% by the Center for Security Policy.
- “By abandoning the Iran Deal, Donald Trump has weakened the United States’ ability to negotiate strong agreements that prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Donald Trump’s disastrous decision will have long lasting consequences for our diplomatic efforts.”
- Signed a letter stating: “Absent credible and accurate information confirming a material breach, we are concerned that withholding certification of Iran’s compliance or walking away from the JCPOA would harm our alliances, embolden Iran, and threaten U.S. national security. We are further concerned that non-certification based on justificiations beyond the scope of the nuclear agreement would threaten global non-proliferation efforts and send exactly the wrong message to North Korea at the moment we are trying to diplomatically defuse that crisis.”
- “Last night, President Trump laid out his proposal to send thousands more American troops to Afghanistan. Unfortunately, he failed to give the American people specifics on how he intends to wind-down this nearly two-decade long military conflict. This country needs to put an end to our long-standing military involvement in Afghanistan. A blank check for the president to continue the war in Afghanistan is unacceptable.”
- “I am very concerned by President Donald Trump’s military attack against Syria without congressional approval. President Trump must come to Congress to seek an Authorization of Use of Military Force and lay out to the nation a clearly defined strategy to keep our country from becoming entangled in another open-ended military conflict in the Middle East.”
- Rated 0% by the Center for Security Policy.
- “Trade is important and necessary for U.S. workers. But trade agreements that stack the deck against American workers and incentivize U.S. businesses to ship jobs overseas is not a viable model for our economic future. I believe that economic growth and American job creation are not mutually exclusive. We can craft a trade agreement that ensures our economy remains competitive in the 21st century while also protecting labor rights and the jobs of hard working Americans.”
- Rated 100% by Public Citizen.
- Signed a letter stating: “In the meantime, with the proliferation and escalation of tariffs, the U.S. economy and the global economy are on edge. We cannot pretend that this is business as usual. The Administration owes answers to the Members of the Ways and Means Committee and, more importantly, to the American people about its trade policy goals and whether or not they are working”
- Voted in favor of HR 5430 – United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act.