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House Democrats Relaunch the Seniors Task Force

April 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Democratic Caucus re-launched its Seniors Task Force, an initiative to raise awareness on issues that matter most to America’s seniors and work to protect and strengthen vital services that our aging population has earned through a lifetime of hard work. The Seniors Task Force, co-chaired by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on Confirmation Hearing for Labor Secretary Nominee Thomas Perez

April 18, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on the Senate confirmation hearing of Thomas Perez to be Secretary of Labor: “Thomas Perez is an outstanding advocate for America’s working families and businesses, and he’s the right choice to be the next Secretary of Labor. […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on Senate Background Check Vote

April 17, 2013

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after gun violence prevention legislation which would expand background checks, failed by a vote of 54 to 46 in the United States Senate: “When 90 percent of the American public supports universal background checks, it’s time to act. […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra Votes to Protect American Workers

April 16, 2013

Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass legislation (H.R. 1120) that would effectively shut down the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and hurt working-class families: “If you work hard and play by the rules, the American Dream should be […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on First One Hundred Days of the 113th Congress

April 12, 2013

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement to mark the first one hundred days of the 113th Congress: “In one hundred days, the Republicans who control Congress have failed to stop the reckless budget cuts known as the sequester, which are already having a devastating […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on President Obama’s Budget Proposal

April 10, 2013

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on President Obama’s budget proposal: “President Obama is trying to find common ground with House and Senate Republicans to grow our economy and reduce the federal deficits. I support his attempts to unite members of Congress from both […]

Chairman Becerra on house Democratic Initiatives to “Make it in America”

April 10, 2013

WASHINGTON – Congressman Xavier (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, joined Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and other members of the Democratic Caucus today to unveil new “Make It In America” initiatives for the 113th Congress and released the following statement: “There’s no issue before Congress more important than jobs. That’s why members of the House Democratic […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on Equal Pay Day

April 9, 2013

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on Equal Pay Day: “For many hardworking American women, an equal day’s work still does not mean an equal day’s pay. In fact, on average, women earn 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. That doesn’t cut […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on the March Jobs Report

April 5, 2013

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Department of Labor announced that our economy added 88,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate dropped to 7.6 percent — the lowest level since December, 2008. With private businesses adding 95,000 jobs in March, […]