CHAIRMAN BECERRA: ONCE AGAIN, A FEDERAL JUDGE IN TEXAS HAS BLOCKED DREAMS OF WORKING CLASS

November 23, 2016

Washington — Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) issued the statement below following an injunction by a federal judge in Texas to halt President Obama’s overtime rules from helping millions of hardworking Americans:  “Once again a federal judge in Texas has blocked the dreams of working class Americans — this time halting overtime pay rules […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: TRUMP WALKS THE TALK WITH SELECTION OF SESSIONS AND FLYNN

November 18, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) issued the statement below, following the announcement by President-elect Donald Trump that he plans to appoint Senator Jeff Sessions and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to his cabinet: “It’s hard to know if you can trust Donald Trump. He said some dangerous and disturbing things during the Presidential campaign. Now, as President-elect, […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: EXIT POLLS MISREPRESENT THE LATINO VOTE

November 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) issued the statement below, following a briefing that he hosted on Latino vote data analysis — with a presentation by Co-Founder of Latino Decisions Dr. Matt Barreto — for House Democratic Members: “The results of this election on November 8 were a surprise to many. But now there is growing concern over the […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: SPEAKER PAUL RYAN’S CLAIMS ABOUT MEDICARE ARE NOT ONLY MISLEADING, THEY’RE UNFAIR

November 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) issued the statement below following Speaker Ryan’s misleading and unfair remarks on Medicare: “Speaker Paul Ryan’s claims about Medicare are not only misleading, they’re unfair. For nearly five decades, Medicare has safeguarded the health and well-being of America’s seniors. Its guarantee of quality, affordable health care […]

Chairman Becerra: Janet Reno, A Noble Leader and Friend

November 8, 2016

“I paused today to remember and thank a great American Janet Reno who passed away this morning. I consider her one of the noble leaders of our nation who I was fortunate to call my friend. “Attorney General Reno was a trailblazer who successfully prosecuted and convicted terrorists and oversaw some of the biggest antitrust […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: 7 IN 10 PEOPLE WHO SHOP IN THE MARKETPLACE COULD SAVE AN AVERAGE OF $682 IN ANNUAL PREMIUMS NEXT YEAR

November 1, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) issued the following statement on the 2017 Open Enrollment season. “Starting today and through January 31st, Americans have the opportunity to choose quality, affordable health insurance plans for 2017, offered by the federal Marketplace or state exchanges. Open Enrollment season puts health care in reach for […]

CONGRESSMAN XAVIER BECERRA ACCEPTS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP AND PUBLIC SERVICE

October 6, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) has received the award for Excellence In Leadership and Public Service from the Mexican Entrepreneur Association. Excerpts from his remarks upon accepting the award at the Excellence In Leadership Awards Dinner are below: “Young people often ask, ‘how did you became an elected official and what […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA TO INTRODUCE RESOLUTION HONORING LIFE, CAREER OF VIN SCULLY — COMPANION LEGISLATION TO RESOLUTION INTRODUCED BY SENATORS BOXER AND FEINSTEIN

September 28, 2016

Washington — House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra will introduce a resolution this evening — companion legislation to a resolution introduced today by Senators Feinstein and Boxer (D-Calif.) — honoring Vin Scully, long-time voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Scully joined the broadcast team for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950, and moved across the country […]