Previously a labor lawyer and the former vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Linda Sanchez was elected in 2002 to represent the suburbs of Eastern Los Angeles County and Orange County.
Sanchez was highly critical of Donald Trump, including his abandonment of the President Obama's Iran deal, which verifiably blocked Iran's path to nuclear weapons. She accused Trump of “playing a dangerous game” and said he was “manufacturing an unnecessary second nuclear crisis” by withdrawing from the agreement.
Sanchez serves on the Committee on Ways and Means. She is the former chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and a co-founder of the Labor and Working Families Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the vice chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.
In Congress, Rep. Sanchez has been a reliable ally of J Street.
She was an early supporter of the Iran nuclear deal and co-sponsored H.R. 326, which reaffirmed Congress’s commitment to the two-state solution and opposed settlement expansion and annexation.