US House, CA-38

Linda Sanchez


  • Led efforts for a tax code that makes clean energy more affordable
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned a 94% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard

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  • Senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and former chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • Holding this seat in California will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level


Representative Linda Sánchez is running for her 12th term representing California's 38th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She has used her former position as chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as a platform to highlight environmental justice issues, drawing attention to the disproportionate impacts of climate change on Latino communities. Sánchez has been a strong supporter of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, and she was one of only five members of Congress to testify in support of the Clean Power Plan at the EPA’s Washington, DC public hearing in 2014. In 2015, along with Representative Robert Dold (R-IL), introduced the Mechanical Insulation Installation Incentive Act, which would significantly improve energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption in buildings. And as part of the 2009 Stimulus Act, Sánchez secured $150 million in funding for job training in Latino communities for clean energy jobs. Prior to her election to Congress, Sánchez worked for the IBEW and served as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer for the Orange County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. Her strong environmental record has resulted in a 94% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

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