Loretta Sanchez

Loretta Lorna Sanchez is an American politician who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1997 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she was first elected in 1996, when she defeated long-serving Republican U.S. Representative Bob Dornan by fewer than 1,000 votes. Sanchez represented California's 46th congressional district from 1997 to 2003 and again from 2013 until 2017, as well as its 47th congressional district from 2003 to 2013. The district lies in central Orange County. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Loretta Sanchez has 686 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1996 Statement as a U.S. Representative Candidate. The year with the most videos was 2003 with 60 videos as a Democratic Representative for California's 47th district. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2009 with an average of 5,091 views per program. Most appearances with Greta Brawner (6), Roy Romer (5), Linda T. Sánchez (5). Most common tags: Hispanics, Democratic Party, Gender Issues.

Appearances by Title:


U.S. Representative, D-CA 46th January 3, 2013 - January 2, 2017 Videos: 134 U.S. Representative, D-CA 47th January 7, 2003 - January 3, 2013 Videos: 360 U.S. Representative, D-CA 46th January 3, 1997 - January 7, 2003 Videos: 187 U.S. Representative Candidate,
c. October 17, 1996 - c. November 30, 1996 Videos: 5 U.S. Senate Candidate,
c. January 1, 2016 - November 3, 2016 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • California Senate Debate

    California Senate Debate

    Candidates for California’s U.S. Senate race, the state’s attorney general Kamala Harris (D) and Representative Loretta Sanchez (D),…

  • Combating ISIS

    Combating ISIS

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, FBI Director James Comey, and National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House voted 231-196 to pass an Interior Department Spending bill. Following the completion of legislative work ahead of the…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House debated several bills, including one that bars discrimination against health insurance providers who do not…

  • House Session, Part 1

    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated the fiscal year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act.

  • House Session, Part 2

    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated amendments to H.R. 5293, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2017.

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Historical Member of Congress Record

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Former Ideology Rankings
Past Elections

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

Historic election results compiled from data found on FEC.gov


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