As members of Congress get ready to go back to DC after their recess ends in early September, they're preparing to deal with a number of issues. Among them are the unprecedented rate of unemployment, the continuing economic downturn, and challenges in homeland security. To top it all, mid-term elections are rapidly approaching, elections which could make or break the Democrats’ House majority. In the next few weeks, Patt talks with House representatives in a short series. Representative Loretta Sanchez is next in line to discuss the midterms, the economy, and challenges that could face Homeland Security.
Rep. Loretta Sanchez, (D-CA’s 47th District) Vice Chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security; Chair of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats, and Capabilities in the House Armed Services Committee; also a member of the Joint Economic Committee