Chairman Becerra: On Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, We Must Continue the Fight for Future Generations

July 29, 2015

“It’s just fifty years; Medicare is still very young. We have a lot of fighting to do to make sure it’s around for all the next generations to come.” WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, joined Seniors Taskforce Co-Chairs Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Democratic […]

Chairman Becerra: Don’t Take the Donald Trump Bait to Punish Local Communities

July 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spoke on the House Floor in opposition to H.R. 3009 — a counterproductive anti-immigrant bill that would deny funding to local law enforcement, following the tragic death of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco. Click here to watch the video of his […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: DENYING FUNDING TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IS A COUNTERPRODUCTIVE MOVE BY HOUSE REPUBLICANS

July 22, 2015

Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spoke at a press conference following the Democratic Caucus meeting where he called out the counterproductive proposals by House Republicans, following the tragedy in San Francisco, that would deny resources to state and local law enforcement. Click here to view his select remarks: “Many […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: IRAN DEAL MUST BE VERIFIABLE AND ENFORCEABLE AND EVERY WORD WILL COUNT

July 14, 2015

Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on the nuclear agreement reached by the United States, the P5+1 powers and the Republic of Iran: “An agreement to halt nuclear proliferation cannot be built on trust but on verifiable, enforceable requirements. The hard work of President Obama, Secretary […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: THE 21ST CENTURY CURES ACT: A CHANCE TO INNOVATE

July 10, 2015

Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting for H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act that provides over $8 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health over the next five years: “When it comes to our health care, it’s all about getting it […]

Chairman Becerra: Marriage Equality — It’s The Law!

June 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on the 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage: “Today, America has taken a big step forward.  No longer will discriminatory state laws prevent same-sex couples from marrying […]

Chairman Becerra, Leader Pelosi, Democratic Leaders Call on Speaker Boehner to Begin Bipartisan Budget Negotiations, Avert Government Shutdown

June 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (D-SC), Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-CA), and Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Joseph Crowley (D-NY) sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner urging him to immediately begin bipartisan budget negotiations to produce appropriations bills […]

Chairman Becerra: Senseless Violence Steals The Dreams Of Our Loved Ones

June 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on the tragic shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina: “To all who dream big for tomorrow, two words: sorrow and senseless. To the devastated families and the entire community of the Emanuel AME Church […]

Chairman Becerra: Let’s Get a Better Trade Deal That’s Free and Fair

June 18, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spoke on the House Floor in opposition to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) fast track bill. Excerpts of his remarks and a link to the video are below: “This Trade Promotion Authority legislation is all about writing the rules on trade. […]

Chairman Becerra: How Can We Get A Good Trade Deal When The Rules Are Rigged Against America?

June 12, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spoke on the House Floor in opposition to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill. Excerpts of his remarks are below and click here for the video:   “Trade is pretty simple. We do it everyday, whether trading in the old car […]