Linda (Linda) Sanchez (D-38)

US Representative Linda Sanchez

Linda (Linda) Sanchez (D-38)
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Capitol: 202.225.6676
FAX: 202.226.1012
District: 562.860.5050
Room 2329 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0538
12440 East Imperial Highway
Norwalk, CA 90650
Residence:Lakewood, CA

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairCongressional Regulatory Review Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Social Security
FC Member30-Something Working Group
Co-ChairDemocratic Israel Working Group
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures
FC MemberCongressional Wire and Wire Products Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on California High-Speed Rail
FC MemberHome Health Caucus
FC MemberPopulist Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Pharmacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Entertainment Industries Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pro-Sports Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Ways and Means
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Trade
FC MemberCalifornia Public Higher Education Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Canada
FC MemberCongressional Pakistan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Portuguese American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional NASA Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Refugee Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Baseball Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Baby Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberInternational Workers' Rights Caucus
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberJob Corps Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberAhmadiyya Muslim Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberCrime Survivors and Justice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberInvisible Wounds Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberCongressional Italian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus


Nationally recognized as a leading progressive voice in Congress for working families, Congresswoman Linda T. Sanchez 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 Sanchez 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 Sanchez 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 Sanchez 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 Sanchez 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. A co-founder of the Labor and Working Families Caucus, Sanchez has worked tirelessly to ensure that workers are safe on the job, from industrial accidents as well as from employer intimidation and retaliation. Keeping children safe online has also been a priority for Sanchez, who has introduced legislation to criminalize cyber-bullying and to reduce bullying, harassment, and gang activity in our schools. While in Congress, Sanchez has helped to expand Head Start and modernize the Higher Education Act. Sanchez is a strong advocate for California's families. She is committed to reducing crime, making schools safe, providing quality education and affordable health care, improving our economy by creating new opportunities, and cleaning up the air and water in Southern California. Her life-long commitment to progressive issues is reflected in her record to protect a woman's right to choose, to protect and expand civil rights and voting rights, to promote clean energy and green jobs, and to reform the country's broken immigration laws. Previously, Sanchez served on the House Judiciary Committee where her work to bring oversight and transparency back to Congress received national recognition. In her previous service as Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law (CAL), Sanchez helped lead the Congressional investigation into the Bush Administration's firing of nine United States Attorneys in 2006. Sanchez' role as a leader in the investigation of the politicization of the Department of Justice was highlighted in 2008 when she recommended that Karl Rove be held in contempt of Congress after failing to abide by a congressional subpoena and appear in front of the CAL subcommittee. Sanchez has also brought greater scrutiny to the misuse of arbitration and has worked to address the mortgage crisis through existing bankruptcy law that would help keep families in their homes. The sixth of seven children, Sanchez was born in the City of Orange to immigrant parents from Mexico. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature with an emphasis in Bilingual Education. After working her way through school as a bilingual aide and ESL instructor, she earned her law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. After law school, she worked in a private practice before going to work for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441 and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). Prior to coming to Congress, Sanchez served as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer for the Orange County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. Congresswoman Sanchez is still an active and card-carrying member of IBEW Local 441. From 2003-2017, Sanchez' service in the U.S. House of Representatives was historic as she proudly works with her sister Loretta, Congresswoman from the 47th District of California. They were the first sisters and the first women of any relation to ever serve together in Congress. Congresswoman Sanchez continued to make history in 2009 when she became just the eighth member of Congress to give birth while serving in office. Linda and her husband, James Sullivan, are the proud parents of Joaquin Sanchez Sullivan, and his Sullivan brothers- Brendan, Jack, and Seamus. Back home in California, she enjoys taking the family's Miniature Schnauzers, Brooklyn and Scully, on walks along Whittier's greenway trail and on hikes up to the Turnbull Canyon water tower.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2002    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: James Sullivan   DOB: 1/28/1969
Counties Representing
Los Angeles