Chairman Becerra: COLA Bump, Like Social Security, Indispensable To Millions Of Americans

October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Social Security Administration announced that starting in January of 2015, Social Security’s automatic Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA), designed to help meet increasing consumer prices, will increase benefit payments to Social Security recipients by 1.7 percent: “For […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra On Attorney General Eric Holder’s Announced Departure

September 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after President Obama announced the departure of Attorney General Eric Holder. “I commend Attorney General Eric Holder for his dedicated service to our country. During his time as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Holder […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra Welcomes Obama Administration Action To Curb Corporate Tax Loophole

September 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Treasury Department announced actions it will take to curb tax-dodging practices known as inversions: “President Obama has once again taken important steps within his authority to better enforce outdated and deficient laws which Congress has […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra Applauds Nomination of Maria Echaveste As U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

September 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after President Obama nominated Maria Echaveste, former deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico: “I applaud President Obama on his wise selection of Maria Echaveste to serve as the […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra Votes To Keep U.S. Government Open, Address Threats From Terrorists

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting for legislation (H.J.Res.124) to keep the U.S. government open and to give President Obama the limited authorization he requested to combat the terrorist threat posed by the radical group known as the Islamic State of […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra On The President’s Address to The Nation

September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the President spoke to the nation about the steps the United States will take to combat the terrorist threat posed by the radical group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): “Tonight, […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra Votes Against Partisan Resolution Over Safe Return of SGT. Bowe Bergdahl

September 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC– Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, delivered the following remarks on the floor of the House before voting against a partisan House Republican resolution that condemned the President for securing the safe return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. “Today, the President is meeting with Congressional leaders to discuss our strategy […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra On 54TH Consecutive Month Of Private Sector Job Growth

September 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 142,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent. This marks the 54th consecutive month of private sector job growth in which a total of 10 […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra: Happy 79th Birthday, Social Security!

August 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, released the following statement on the 79th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act of 1935 into law: “Through eight decades and 13 recessions, Social […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra On HHS Actions To Keep Consumers Covered

August 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) announced additional actions to keep consumers covered in the federal Marketplace: “The hard-working employees at the Department of Health […]