Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, s 46th Congressional District
STATEMENT, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Barb Solish, Barb.Solish@mail.house.gov
Rep. Loretta Sanchez: End This War and Bring Our Troops Home
WASHINGTON –Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee today released the following statement after President Obama announced yesterday that nearly 10,000 U.S. troops will remain Afghanistan until 2016.
“Our troops have been in Afghanistan for over ten years. They have fought, they have protected and they have trained. Despite thousands of lives and billions of dollars, the situation is not changing. Our soldiers are tired and it’s time for them to come home. Staying until 2016 will not tip the scales in Afghanistan. It’s time to end this war and bring our troops home.”
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is proud to represent California’s 46th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana, and parts of the cities of Garden Grove and Orange in Orange County. She serves as Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces and the second ranked Democrat on the Committee on Homeland Security. Rep. Sanchez is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and sits on the bipartisan, bicameral Joint Economic Committee.