Rep. Linda T. Sanchez (D-CA)
Nationally recognized as a leading progressive voice in Congress for working families, Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez has fought to strengthen our communities by helping small businesses create more good paying jobs, increasing access to educational opportunities, and helping hard working people get ahead.
Linda Sánchez served as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus in the 115th Congress (2017-2019), the fifth-highest ranking position in House Democratic Leadership. In this leadership position, she focused on strengthening the American Dream for men and women all across the country. Linda is the first Latina elected to a leadership position in the U.S. Congress.
Linda Sánchez serves on the powerful and prestigious House Committee on Ways and Means. Ways and Means is the chief tax-writing committee in Congress and also plays a critical role in federal legislation on trade, Social Security, and Medicare. As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, Linda is a steadfast advocate for protecting seniors’ Social Security and Medicare, ensuring U.S. workers and their employers get a fair deal in trade agreements, and reforming the tax code to create an even playing field for the middle class.
Prior to the 116th Congress, Linda Sánchez served in a number of leadership positions. From 2011-2017, she served as Ranking Member on the House Ethics Committee. From May 2014 to December 2016, she served on the Select Committee on Benghazi. In the 114th Congress (2015-2017), Linda served as the Chair for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), a 26-member organization dedicated to advocating for the important issues affecting our nation’s growing Hispanic and Latino community.
Linda Sánchez has served in the United States House of Representatives since 2003 and currently represents California’s 38th Congressional District. She is dedicated to reducing crime in our communities, making schools safe for all children, providing quality education and affordable health care, and cleaning up the air and water in Southern California.
The 38th district Linda represents includes the communities of Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, East La Mirada, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, La Mirada, La Palma, Los Nietos, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier. From 2003 – 2013, Linda represented California’s 39th Congressional District, which included many of the communities she currently represents.