Chairman Becerra: Time For A New Direction On Cuba

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after President Obama announced steps to normalize relations with the Cuban government, following the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross and an unnamed U.S. intelligence agent from Cuba. “For over 50 years, the United States has maintained […]

Chairman Becerra: Drought Relief Not A “Zero-Sum Game”

December 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting against legislation (H.R. 5781) that will pit communities in California against one another while the state is experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record: “California needs legislation that will provide real drought relief, […]

Chairman Becerra Hails Strong Jobs Report; Urges GOP To Keep The Government Open And Not Disrupt The Economy

December 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – 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 321,000 jobs in November marking the 57th consecutive month of private sector job growth. “With the holidays upon us and so much hope and promise in the […]

Chairman Becerra Votes Against Tea Party Mass Deportation Bill

December 4, 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. 5759) that would revoke deferred action for hard-working DREAMers and immigrant families, putting them at risk for deportation: “For 525 days, our nation’s families and businesses have waited for the bipartisan Senate […]

Chairman Becerra Votes Against $40 Billion Unpaid-For Tax Breaks

December 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting against tax legislation (H.R. 5771) that would add over $40 billion to the deficit in unpaid-for tax breaks: “The disconnect in Washington just seems to be growing. Congress has a responsibility to write tax laws […]

Chairman Becerra On Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: “We Have Serious Work To Do”

November 26, 2014

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on the events surrounding the grand jury’s decision in the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri: “Words are hard to come by in the aftermath of the grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson […]

Chairman Becerra Calls For “Unambiguous, Comprehensive And Verifiable Accord” In Iran Nuclear Negotiations

November 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement after the U.S. and five allies announced a seven-month extension to ongoing negotiations with Iran regarding its nuclear program: “I support Secretary Kerry’s relentless efforts to secure an unambiguous, comprehensive and verifiable accord that will keep Iran […]

Chairman Becerra Hails “Game Changer” On Immigration

November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the President announced the steps his Administration will take to fix, where he can, our country’s broken immigration system: “President Obama’s decision today is a game changer for our economy, our security and our families. I wholeheartedly […]

House And Senate Leaders Introduce Bill To End Social Security Benefits For Nazis

November 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers introduced legislation to terminate Social Security benefits for Nazi persecutors who receive them because of a loophole in current law. In the House, Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX), Subcommittee Ranking Member Xavier Becerra (D-CA), and 34 additional House members […]

Congressman Becerra “Honored And Humbled” To Be Re-Elected As Chairman Of The House Democratic Caucus

November 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after being re-elected by his colleagues, by unanimous acclamation, to serve as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus for the 114th Congress. “I am honored and humbled to have been given the trust of my colleagues to […]