Chairman Xavier Becerra: Time To Build Together On Strong June Jobs Report

July 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Department of Labor released the jobs report for June 2014 showing 288,000 new jobs: “There’s an especially good reason to celebrate this Fourth of July: 288,000 more Americans at work feeling good about their new jobs. “Our […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

July 2, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law: “Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and called on Americans to […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on President Obama’s Immigration Announcement

June 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after President Barack Obama announced his administration would be taking action in the coming months to address our broken immigration system: “Our nation’s broken immigration system has separated families, undercut our economy, and exacerbated a humanitarian crisis […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra: Conservatives On Supreme Court Elevate Corporations Ahead of Women

June 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after a divided Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that some corporations can deny a female employee critical healthcare coverage that allows her to exercise her reproductive rights: “Decisions about a woman’s healthcare […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra Remarks at Press Conference Marking One Year Anniversary of Bipartisan Passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the Senate

June 26, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, delivered the following remarks at a press conference marking the one year anniversary of the bipartisan passage of comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate: “Let me join with my colleagues from the Senate, and all the members who have come up from the […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra On Year Old Supreme Court Decision Which Weakened the Voting Rights of Americans

June 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder which weakened the Voting Rights Act: “The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy. Last year, the Supreme Court backtracked on the […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra: “This is Why Republicans Have Shut Down Immigration Reform in the House”

June 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement in response to Republican Congressman Darrell Issa’s (CA-49) letter calling on President Obama to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “Today, House Republicans called on President Obama to end Deferred Action for more than […]

VIDEO: House Democratic Leaders Discuss Ongoing Progress and Efforts To Secure Equality for All Americans

June 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, was joined by Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) to discuss the progress and continued efforts this country needs to take to ensure equality for all Americans. Watch the video below:

Chairman Xavier Becerra Votes To Protect Consumers & Our Economy

June 24, 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. 4413) that would weaken the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) authority to protect the stability of our financial system: “If Congress refuses to learn from the mistakes of the past, it will […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra Commemorates Juneteenth

June 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement to recognize today as Juneteenth and commemorate the end of slavery in the United States: “On Juneteenth, we commemorate the beginning of a new era in our nation’s history—when enslaved people all across America learned of their freedom. When President Abraham Lincoln issued […]