Chairman Xavier Becerra Votes Against Denying The Child Tax Credit To Millions Of Working Families

July 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting against legislation (H.R. 4935) that leaves behind millions of hard-working families seeking the child tax credit: “Eliminating tax credits that help families join or remain in the middle class is, at best, misguided and, at […]

Chairman Becerra Applauds President Obama’s Action Prohibiting Workplace Discrimination

July 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after President Barack Obama issued an executive order barring federal employers and contractors from discriminating against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers: “This is the 21st century. It should go without saying: every American worker should be […]

Becerra & DeLauro Applaud SSA Decision On Benefit Verifications

July 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, released the following statement after the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced it would […]

VIDEO: House Democrats Discuss Child Migrant Humanitarian Crisis

July 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, and Congressman Joe Crowley (NY-14), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, were joined by  Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Border […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra Applauds Confirmation of Julián Castro as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

July 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Senate voted in bipartisan fashion 71-26 to confirm Julián Castro as the next Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): “I applaud the Senate for acting quickly to confirm Julián Castro as the next Secretary of […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra: Time To Build Together On Strong June Jobs Report

July 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Department of Labor released the jobs report for June 2014 showing 288,000 new jobs: “There’s an especially good reason to celebrate this Fourth of July: 288,000 more Americans at work feeling good about their new jobs. “Our […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

July 2, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law: “Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and called on Americans to […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on President Obama’s Immigration Announcement

June 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after President Barack Obama announced his administration would be taking action in the coming months to address our broken immigration system: “Our nation’s broken immigration system has separated families, undercut our economy, and exacerbated a humanitarian crisis […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra: Conservatives On Supreme Court Elevate Corporations Ahead of Women

June 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after a divided Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that some corporations can deny a female employee critical healthcare coverage that allows her to exercise her reproductive rights: “Decisions about a woman’s healthcare […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra Remarks at Press Conference Marking One Year Anniversary of Bipartisan Passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the Senate

June 26, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, delivered the following remarks at a press conference marking the one year anniversary of the bipartisan passage of comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate: “Let me join with my colleagues from the Senate, and all the members who have come up from the […]