Chairman Xavier Becerra: Five Years After Unleashing Dark Money, Supreme Court Decision Continues to Sap American Democracy

January 21, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement five years after the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court decision: “Our democracy should not be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Five years after the Citizens United ruling unleashed unlimited, undisclosed campaign contributions, it […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra: Republicans Tone Deaf to Barbaric Terrorism in Paris, Move Our Nation’s Homeland Security Agencies Closer to Shutdown

January 14, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting against legislation (H.R. 240) that threatens a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security and puts our national security at risk. “To govern means to get things done. That’s what the American people expect of […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra Votes–Once Again–Against Half-Baked Deal on Keystone XL Pipeline

January 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, voted against legislation (H.R. 3) that would recklessly rubber-stamp approval of the controversial and long-disputed Keystone XL pipeline. “House Republicans have decided that their top priority for Congress’s opening week is to vote once more on a bill that will create […]

Chairman Becerra: Jobs Market Growing, Paychecks Must Too

January 9, 2015

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 had added 252,00 jobs in December marking the 58th consecutive month of job growth. “There is no better way to ring in the new year than with a […]

Chairman Becerra on Retirement of Senator Barbara Boxer

January 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) announced she would not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016. “I want to congratulate Senator Boxer on dedicating so much of her life in the service of the American people […]

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 […]