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 by advancing the most restrictive reproductive health care services legislation in a decade. Personal health decisions should be made between a woman and her doctor, not by a politician.

“Instead of wasting the American people’s time on an extreme, ideological and unconstitutional agenda that doesn’t have a chance of becoming law, Congress should start working on common sense proposals to reignite the American economy, create good paying jobs, rebuild the middle class and put our country back on track.”