CHAIRMAN BECERRA STATEMENT ON JANUARY JOBS REPORT

February 5, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement following the announcement from the Department of Labor that the economy added 151,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent, the lowest rate since February 2008: “It sounds repetitive, but America just experienced another month of six-digit job growth and a tick […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA ON HUFFINGTON POST LIVE – GOVERNMENT IN MICHIGAN DERELICT AND AWOL IN SILENCE ON FLINT WATER CRISIS

February 5, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) joined Huffington Post Live to discuss the Flint water crisis.  Video of the interview may be found here and a partial transcript of his remarks follows below. Q: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing this week on the Flint water crisis but there was one person missing: Michigan Governor […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA STATEMENT ON BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February 5, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released the following statement to commemorate Black History Month: “In our time, I have had the privilege to witness how the African-American community has steadfastly been there to build a stronger and freer America. But, then, that’s been the case throughout our history. “Recently, I was […]

Chairman Becerra: Today’s CBO Report Comes As No Surprise; We Need A Tax System That Supports Working Families, Not Giveaways To Special Interests

January 19, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement following the projection from the Congressional Budget Office that the deficit will rise to $544 billion this year: “The CBO’s report today should come as no surprise: we saw a deficit hike coming when our Republican-led Congress voted for the unpaid-for $622 billion tax […]

Chairman Becerra: SCOTUS Decision Could Be Sign Of Good News To Come For Americans Harmed Or Frustrated By Broken Immigration System

January 19, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement following the announcement that the Supreme Court will take up the case of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration: “The Supreme Court waited until the last moment, but it finally moved to restore a sense of order and consistency in the rule of law by agreeing […]

Chairman Becerra: Broken Immigration System Continues Tearing Families Apart

January 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) issued the following statement on recent raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): “The recent raids conducted by ICE over the holidays have caused fear and heartache in our communities.  Families continue being torn apart.  This should come as no surprise to those who blocked a fix […]

Chairman Becerra: President Obama Is Doing His Job To Prevent Gun Violence It’s Time For Congress To Help

January 5, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement regarding President Obama’s announcement that he will expand background checks and close loopholes on gun sales to better prevent gun violence: “I appreciate that President Obama is taking action where he can to protect American families from gun violence.  The President is doing his […]

Chairman Becerra Statement On Retirement Of Rep. Jim McDermott

January 5, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement following the announcement that Congressman Jim McDermott (WA-07) will not seek reelection: “It has been a pleasure to serve with Representative Jim McDermott in Congress for more than 20 years.  I have admired his work as a friend and colleague on the Ways and Means […]

Chairman Becerra: Evenwel Vs. Abbott Case Before Supreme Court Threatens Equal Representation For All Americans

December 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released the following statement as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the case of Evenwel vs. Abbott: “The law of the land is clear: every person in our country is guaranteed a right to equal representation. If the Supreme Court were to rule in favor of […]

Chairman Becerra: A Moment Of Silence Is Not Action – Congress Must Act To Keep Americans Safe From Terror

December 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) spoke at a press conference today on the budget and gun violence prevention. His remarks are below and video is here: “We had a conversation at Caucus [meeting] today that dealt with two very important issues: first, we talked about making sure our government is providing […]