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House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Of Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Decision

June 28, 2013

Washington, DC – Today, the House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force celebrates the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s monumental decision confirming Congressional authority to pass the Affordable Care Act and allowing the Affordable Care Act to remain the law of the land: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Co-Chair of the Seniors Task Force: “The one year […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on the Farm Bill

June 27, 2013

CHAIRMAN XAVIER BECERRA ON THE FARM BILL Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement after voting against the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (H.R. 1947): “The Farm Bill is a product of enormous importance to America’s farmers, small businesses and consumers. Unfortunately, […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on Senate Immigration Reform Vote: “It’s up to the House of Representatives now.”

June 27, 2013

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744), by a vote of 68 to 32: “It’s up to the House of Representatives now. The Senate has done its job and […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on Supreme Court’s DOMA & California’s Proposition 8 Decisions

June 26, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court struck down the misnamed “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) and ruled that supporters of California’s Proposition 8 did not have standing to bring their lawsuit, thus allowing LGBT couples in California […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on Supreme Court’s Short-Sighted Decision to Weaken the Voting Rights of Americans

June 25, 2013

CHAIRMAN XAVIER BECERRA ON SUPREME COURT’S SHORT-SIGHTED DECISION TO WEAKEN THE VOTING RIGHTS OF AMERICANS Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement after the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder: “The right to […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra Marks 100 Days Until Health Insurance Marketplaces Open

June 25, 2013

CHAIRMAN XAVIER BECERRA MARKS 100 DAYS UNTIL HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACES OPEN Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement to mark 100 days until Americans can select their own policy in the new health insurance marketplaces: “One year ago, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the constitutionality […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on the Farm Bill

June 20, 2013

CHAIRMAN XAVIER BECERRA ON THE FARM BILL Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement after voting against the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (H.R. 1947): “The Farm Bill is a product of enormous importance to America’s farmers, small businesses and consumers. Unfortunately, […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra Votes to Protect Women’s Health Care Rights

June 18, 2013

Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting against legislation (H.R. 1797) that would restrict women’s access to reproductive health care services: “This Republican-led Congress has voted 37 times to take away Americans’ health care rights and choices. Now they’re singling out women […]