Female Marines who pass infantry course won't be joining combat units

Female Marines who pass infantry course won't be joining combat units

JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Three enlisted women have for the first time passed the grueling Marine Corps infantry course but they won't be serving in combat units, military officials say.
U.S. lawmakers express privacy concerns over upcoming Google Glass

U.S. lawmakers express privacy concerns over upcoming Google Glass

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Eight members of Congress say they're concerned Google's wearable computer, Google Glass, could violate the privacy "of the average American."

Congresswomen look at Air Force scandal

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Sexual exploitation at a Texas military base went on for so long because of a culture that punished whistle-blowers, three congresswomen say.

Immigration bill has bipartisan backing

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Republicans and Democrats agreed on one piece of immigration policy Wednesday, that immigrants who get high-tech U.S. graduate degrees should be able to remain.
Rep. Sanchez's late cat adorns card

Rep. Sanchez's late cat adorns card

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., said her late, beloved cat is making one last appearance on her annual holiday card in the form of a Christmas tree ornament.
Alleged embezzlement hits Calif. Dem races

Alleged embezzlement hits Calif. Dem races

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- An alleged embezzling scheme siphoned more than $5.2 million from several California Democrats' congressional campaign accounts, officials said.
Scandal sapped Dems' campaign funds

Scandal sapped Dems' campaign funds

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she was "wiped out" by a state operative who was treasurer for campaign committees then later arrested on fraud charges.
Smith top Democrat on military committee

Smith top Democrat on military committee

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., will be the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, officials said.

Campaign mailers bear Washington 'stench'

SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A Republican running against a Democratic California representative sent out a flier with a scratch-and-sniff "stench of Washington."
Reps want a date with WH social secretary

Reps want a date with WH social secretary

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Two U.S. representatives Friday called for the White House social secretary to answer questions about the security breach at the White House state dinner.

Congresswomen's brother's body recovered

LONG BEACH, Calif., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Southern California officials say they believe they have recovered the bodies of the brother of two local congresswomen and his girlfriend.

Bill aimed at online harassment

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- A member of Congress planned to introduce legislation to criminalize online harassment, like the impersonation that allegedly caused a Missouri teen's suicide.
Congressional sisters split on candidates

Congressional sisters split on candidates

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The only sister act in the history of the U.S. Congress finds itself firmly planted in two camps for the 2008 Democratic presidential nominee.

Details on DHS Canada fire border incident

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- House Democrats demand to know why U.S. border officials delayed a Canadian ambulance rushing a heart patient to surgery, the second recent such incident.

GOP candidate's office raided

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Investigators Friday raided the office of Republican candidate Tan Nguyen, who is challenging Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., the Los Angeles Times reported.
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Loretta Sanchez
WAS2003010706 - Washington, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert, R-Il, swears in Loretta Sanchez, D-CA, center, and her sister Linda Sanchez, D-CA, to be members of the 108th Congress on Jan. 7, 2003 in Washington. .mk/Michael Kleinfeld UPI

Loretta Sanchez (born January 7, 1960) is the U.S. Representative for California's 47th congressional district, and previously the 46th, serving since 2003. She is a member of the Democratic Party, and a member of the Blue Dog Coalition. The district lies in central Orange County.

Sanchez was born in California and graduated from Katella High School in Anaheim in 1978. She received her undergraduate degree from Chapman College in Orange in 1982, obtained her MBA from American University in Washington, DC in 1984, and was a financial analyst until entering the House. Sanchez describes herself as growing up a "shy, quiet girl" who did not speak English. She credits government with much of her success in public life.

Her father was a unionized machinist and her mother worked as a secretary. Her Mexican immigrant parents had seven children, all of whom went to college. She joined the United Food and Commercial Workers when she worked as an ice cream server in high school, and she received a union scholarship to college.

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