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 […]

Chairman Becerra Votes Against Sweetheart Deal For Foreign Oil Company

November 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, voted against legislation (H.R. 5682) that would recklessly expedite construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and assure profits for a foreign oil company at the expense of American consumers and taxpayers: “It’s hard to believe, but H.R. 5682 allows a foreign […]

Chairman Becerra: America Salutes Its Veterans

November 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On this Veterans Day, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement honoring our men and women who have worn the uniform in service of our nation: “Every day that we enjoy the loving company of our family, the serenity of our own home, the security […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra Congratulates Medal Of Freedom Recipients, Congressional Trailblazers

November 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the White House announced President Barack Obama will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to nineteen individuals, including retiring Congressman John Dingell (MI-12) and two former Members of Congress, Patsy Mink and Ed Roybal: “Many are called […]

Chairman Becerra Applauds Critical Voting Rights Decision

November 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s decision to protect voters in Kansas and Arizona from onerous state voter registration requirements that were not in compliance with the […]

Chairman Becerra: COLA Bump, Like Social Security, Indispensable To Millions Of Americans

October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Social Security Administration announced that starting in January of 2015, Social Security’s automatic Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA), designed to help meet increasing consumer prices, will increase benefit payments to Social Security recipients by 1.7 percent: “For […]