News from Representative Sánchez

   

Dear Friend,

Tax season has come around again, I want you to know that I am continuing the fight for a fair and simple tax code. As Congress considers reforms to our nation’s tax policy, know that my first and foremost concern will leveling the playing field for working families. That is why I will soon be reintroducing legislation to provide additional assistance for working parents, like the Support Working Parents Act, which would expand childcare tax credits for parents struggling to make ends meet.

I also want to share with you some important tips to protect yourself against fraud. While I hope it never happens to you, IRS scams have cost thousands of victims more than $23 million over time. As you prepare and file your tax returns this year, please be on the lookout for IRS cons. 

Thieves often try to impersonate IRS agents through emails, phone calls, and mail, and often try to intimidate victims. IRS agents will not make unsolicited calls as scammers do, often leaving “urgent” messages demanding callbacks. If you do speak with a scammer or receive mail or email, they may dress their correspondence up to look and sound official in order to trick you into sending them money. Just remember, if it’s the IRS calling, it’s not the IRS. You can always call the IRS directly at 800-829-1040 to determine if the agency is legitimately attempting to contact you.

Finally I want to invite you to a Town Hall meeting that I will soon be hosting in Norwalk to hear your concerns, and share directly with you how I am fighting for our community in Congress. Please see additional details below. I look forward to our conversation, and I hope to see you there! 

Sincerely,


Linda Sánchez
Member of Congress

Town Hall Meeting

April 11, 2017
7:00PM - 8:30PM

Norwalk-La Mirada Adult School
Excelsior Auditorium
15711 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650


Please RSVP here
OR call my district office at (562) 860-5050.

Please join me to discuss issues of importance to our community and the nation. I appreciate every opportunity to meet with engaged community members like you face to face so that I can hear your concerns and share how I am fighting for you in Congress. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the event, or if I can ever be of assistance to you. 

Update from Washington

The President recently proposed a budget that would devastate working families by cutting funding for everything from education and infrastructure investments to FEMA disaster relief and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Among its many ill-advised cuts, the budget would:

  • Eliminate the Community Development Block Grant, which in part funds Meals on Wheels – literally taking food away from seniors.
  • Cut the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program which helps millions of working families stay out of the freezing cold in the winter.
  • Cut the competitive Department of Transportation TIGER grant program which helps support infrastructure construction projects, including a $15 million award for a project in my district to improve traffic flow, making our roads safer, cleaner, and more efficient.
  • Cut the National Institutes of Health, one of our nation's most vital centers of research for lifesaving cures to diseases, by approximately 20 percent. 

Pictured above, I met with our neighbors from Whittier, Randy and Joyce Herbon, who were on Capitol Hill to educate Members of Congress on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the countless lives who depend on federal research. They shared with me how the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control bring hope to so many battling chronic and debilitating diseases like MS. 

The Washington Post: GOP, Dem lawmakers decry Trump’s cut to Meals on Wheels

I was pleased that members of both parties protested the President's reckless budget cuts. In the following Washington Post article, I spoke out against the inhumane cuts in the President's budget that will do nothing to reduce our debt while harming real lives. 

Read the Article Here

Upcoming Community Office Hours

Pico Rivera Community Office Hours
Pico Rivera Senior Center
9200 Mines Ave
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
April 4, 2017
3:00PM - 5:00PM

Whittier Community Office Hours
Whittier Public Library
7344 Washington Avenue
Whittier, CA 90602
April 5, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 South El Monte Community Office Hours
South El Monte Senior Center
1556 Central Avenue
South El Monte, CA 91733
April 12, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM





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