CHAIRMAN BECERRA: HUMBLED TO ACCEPT APAICS LIFETIME AWARD IN HONOR OF GENERATIONS OF ASIAN AMERICANS & PACIFIC ISLANDERS

May 5, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) was presented with the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies (APAICS) Lifetime Achievement Award for dedicating his life to public service and being a tireless advocate for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Photos from yesterday’s APAICS’ 22nd Annual Awards Gala Dinner are available here and Chairman Becerra’s […]

COMUNICADO DEL CONGRESISTA BECERRA SOBRE LA CONFIRMACION DE ROBERTA JACOBSON COMO EMBAJADORA DE EE.UU. EN MEXICO

April 29, 2016

El Presidente del Caucus Demócrata, Xavier Becerra (CA-34), emitió la siguiente declaración después de que el Senado confirmara a Roberta Jacobson como embajadora de EE.UU. en México: “Felicito a Roberta Jacobson por su merecida y esperada confirmación para ser la próxima embajadora de los Estados Unidos en México. Nunca se dudo de su capacidad y […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF ROBERTA JACOBSON AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO MEXICO

April 29, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra released a statement following the Senate vote to confirm Roberta Jacobson as the next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico: “I congratulate Roberta Jacobson for a well-deserved and long-fought confirmation to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.  This was never about her qualifications – there is no doubt that her decades of […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: AS A PROUD LATINO AND CATHOLIC, 20 YEARS AGO I VOTED AGAINST DOMA; TIME FOR CONGRESS TO GET WITH IT AND VOTE TO END DISCRIMINATION

April 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) joined his colleagues today to stand in support of the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act to end discrimination against LGBT Americans. A transcript of Chairman Becerra’s remarks from today’s press conference may be found below. “Let me first begin by thanking Rep. […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: REPUBLICANS SEEM TO BE CAUGHT IN A TIME WARP, BUT IT’S TIME FOR CONGRESS TO DO ITS JOB ON FLINT, ZIKA, MINIMUM WAGE, AND MORE

April 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) joined Vice Chairman Joe Crowley (NY-14), Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce Bobby Scott (VA-03) for a press conference following the Democratic Caucus meeting.  The Members called on House Republicans to do their job on […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: CONGRESS IS ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL ON: PASSING A BUDGET, TACKLING PUERTO RICO’S FISCAL CRISIS, FIXING OUR BROKEN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM, AND COMBATTING THE ZIKA VIRUS

April 19, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) joined Vice Chair Joseph Crowley (NY-14) and Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (MI-09) for a press conference following the Democratic Caucus meeting to discuss House Republicans’ shirking of responsibility on passing a budget.  Photos from the press conference are available here and Chairman Becerra’s remarks are below. Chairman […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: COMO HIJO DE UNA INMIGRANTE Y ALGUIEN QUE CONOCE LA LEY, SOY OPTIMISTA DE QUE LOS JUECES VAN A ENTENDER COMO TRATAR EL ASUNTO QUE AFECTA MILLONES DE FAMILIAS

April 18, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – El congresista Xavier Becerra, presidente de la bancada demócrata en la Cámara de Representantes, reaccionó hoy después de estar en la Corte Suprema para una audiencia del caso EEUU v. Texas.  A continuación se encuentra el texto de su entrevista con Univisión y el video se puede ver aquí. Q:  Cuéntenos Congresista, qué se ha escuchado dentro, cual es […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: SUPREME COURT HAS A DECISION TO MAKE – DOES IT WANT TO SUPPORT THOSE WHO WOULD BUILD WALLS OR THOSE WHO WANT TO BUILD THIS COUNTRY AND BUILD DREAMS?

April 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra joined Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and other House Democrats to stand in support of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, ahead of oral arguments set to take place before the Supreme Court in the US vs. Texas case.  A transcript of his remarks follows below and photos from the […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: WE’RE AGAIN GOING TO THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF ON A BUDGET THAT SHOULD, BY LAW, BE ISSUED IN TWO DAYS

April 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) was joined by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Joe Crowley (NY-14) at a press conference following the Democratic Caucus meeting to discuss GOP plans to blow off a critical budgetary deadline.  An excerpt of Chairman Becerra’s remarks follows below and photos from the […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA STATEMENT ON EQUAL PAY DAY

April 12, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released the following statement to mark Equal Pay Day: “Equal work deserves equal pay. No person who works as hard as his or her colleagues should be paid less because of gender. Yet that’s the reality for women in this country, who make 79 cents to every man’s dollar.  It’s not just […]