Chairman Becerra: Reopening of U.S. Embassy in Cuba Offers Greater Hope for Lasting Peace and Prosperity in the Americas

August 14, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on the historic reopening of the United States Embassy in Cuba after more than 50 years: “With dangerous hostilities simmering all around the world, the restoration of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba offers us a […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra: Happy 80th, Social Security! You’ve Become An Indispensable Member Of The American Family

August 14, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, released the following statement on the 80th anniversary of Social Security: “For 80 years, Social Security has stood strong and kept its promise to hard-working Americans to be […]

As Social Security Turns 80, Leader Pelosi And Congressman Becerra Call For Protecting Earned Benefits For Future Generations

August 13, 2015

LOS ANGELES – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Xavier Becerra and Members of the Los Angeles Congressional Delegation — joined by Angelenos who spoke about how their earned Social Security benefits have helped them in tough times, sometimes to save their life — celebrated Social Security’s 80th Anniversary at Los Angeles City College (LACC) this morning. “Social Security is a […]

Chairman Becerra On The President’s Clean Power Plan: Embrace Change, Employ Smart, Bold Initiatives

August 3, 2015

Washington, DC – Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement after President Obama announced his Clean Power Plan as a step towards ensuring the nation embraces sustainable wind and solar energy and cuts harmful greenhouse gas emissions: “The time to address global climate change is now. The President’s Clean Power Plan […]

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 […]