Chairman Becerra: Pay Gap Is Real And It Hurts Working Families

April 14, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on Equal Pay Day and the need to address the ongoing pay gap faced by women and their families: “The pay gap is real and it hurts working families. Today a woman only earns 78 cents for […]

Chairman Becerra And House Democrats File Amicus Brief In Support Of Deferred Action

April 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, joined his House Democratic colleagues to file an Amicus Brief in support of the Obama Administration’s appeal in the Fifth Circuit case of Texas v. United States: “I am proud to stand in unity with my House Democratic colleagues and call […]

Chairman Becerra: Good News, Cautious News On Job Growth

April 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – 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 126,000 jobs in March: “Here’s the good news: month after month, more and more Americans are getting back to work and bringing home a hard-earned paycheck. Under […]

Chairman Becerra: Cesar Chavez Taught Us Justice Requires Hard Work

March 31, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement commemorating the birthday of labor and civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez: “Cesar Chavez knew that the fight for equal justice required not only a strong moral argument but hard work and resilience. Chavez transformed his experiences as […]

Chairman Becerra: Harry Reid A Fighter And A Champion

March 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement upon the announcement that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will not seek re-election: “Harry Reid is and always will be a fighter and a champion. Nevadans have been fortunate to call him their leader for so many […]

Chairman Becerra: “Doc Fix” Long Overdue

March 26, 2015

Washington D.C. – Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting for legislation that would replace the current formula for Medicare doctor reimbursements, known as the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), and fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program for another two years: “Today’s fix to Medicare’s payment formula […]

Chairman Becerra: Congress Must Pass A Budget That Improves The Lives Of Hardworking Americans, Not Just The Wealthiest Few

March 25, 2015

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting against the irresponsible House Republican budget for the fiscal year of 2016: “Hardworking Americans want the opportunity to earn a living so they can buy a home, send their kids to college and enjoy a […]

Chairman Becerra: Five Years Into Affordable Care Act, Millions Of Americans Gain Health Security

March 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement marking the five-year anniversary of the signing into law of the landmark Affordable Care Act: “The facts are clear – the Affordable Care Act is working. Since the law took effect in 2010, 16.4 million uninsured Americans […]

Chairman Becerra: More Jobs, Less Shutdowns

March 6, 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 295,000 jobs in February, marking the 60th consecutive month of private sector job growth: “This past month, 295,000 more Americans went to work and brought home […]

Chairman Becerra: Homeland Security Funding Overcomes Shutdown Politics

March 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year: “Governing is tough, but it shouldn’t be this difficult. House Republican leaders acted recklessly when they chose to take our […]