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Chairman Xavier Becerra on Supreme Court’s Arizona Registration Law Decision

June 17, 2013

CHAIRMAN XAVIER BECERRA ON SUPREME COURT’S ARIZONA VOTER REGISTRATION LAW DECISION Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, struck down Arizona’s Proposition 200 law which placed additional burdens for naturalized citizens to register to vote: “We […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on One-Year Anniversary of Deferred Action

June 15, 2013

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement marking the one-year anniversary of the Obama administration’s announcement to grant deferred action to DREAM-eligible youth: “One year ago, I applauded President Obama for not only showing his support for immigration reform in words, but with action. […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on Supreme Court’s Gene Patent Decision

June 13, 2013

WASHINGTON – Congress Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after this week’s unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision on Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, ruling that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes.  Congressman Becerra has sponsored legislation that would put an end to this practice […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

June 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 being signed into law: “50 years ago today, our nation took an historic first step in addressing the wage disparity between men and women when […]