Having grown up in a union household, Loretta understands the struggles of our working families. Both of her parents helped organize plant workers for better working conditions while employed in a manufacturing plant. She has been at the forefront of labor disputes, negotiating for better wages and protecting collective bargaining rights.

Congresswoman Sanchez’s top priorities include promoting job creation and policies that will sustain long-term economic growth and innovation while strengthening middle class families.

In 2012, Loretta created the Congressional Regulatory Review Caucus. This bipartisan caucus was created to provide a forum to review the merits and goals of regulations being proposed and implemented while also educating other Members of Congress the importance of reviewing regulatory initiatives. Loretta created this caucus to ensure regulations were leading to efficient results.

As a former financial analyst, Loretta is uniquely situated to help local businesses as they struggle to grow and thrive in our communities. She has fought for small business loans and against tax increases, and she has voted for provisions that expand investments and encourage entrepreneurship in California.

In the 111th Congress, she supported the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help put America’s economy back on its feet and create millions of new and innovative jobs in the process.

Loretta will continue to work with labor and business to create a level playing field for all Californians to succeed in our new economy.