Chairman Becerra, Leader Pelosi, Democratic Leaders Call on Speaker Boehner to Begin Bipartisan Budget Negotiations, Avert Government Shutdown

June 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (D-SC), Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-CA), and Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Joseph Crowley (D-NY) sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner urging him to immediately begin bipartisan budget negotiations to produce appropriations bills […]

Chairman Becerra: Senseless Violence Steals The Dreams Of Our Loved Ones

June 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on the tragic shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina: “To all who dream big for tomorrow, two words: sorrow and senseless. To the devastated families and the entire community of the Emanuel AME Church […]

Chairman Becerra: Let’s Get a Better Trade Deal That’s Free and Fair

June 18, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spoke on the House Floor in opposition to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) fast track bill. Excerpts of his remarks and a link to the video are below: “This Trade Promotion Authority legislation is all about writing the rules on trade. […]

Chairman Becerra: How Can We Get A Good Trade Deal When The Rules Are Rigged Against America?

June 12, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spoke on the House Floor in opposition to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill. Excerpts of his remarks are below and click here for the video:   “Trade is pretty simple. We do it everyday, whether trading in the old car […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: STRONG JOBS REPORT, BUT THE FIGHT CONTINUES TO GROW PAYCHECKS FOR EVERYDAY AMERICANS

June 5, 2015

Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on today’s jobs report released by the Department of Labor, showing that the economy added 280,000 jobs in the month of May: “Today’s jobs report demonstrates the resilience of the American people. The fewer political disruptions to the economy, the […]

Chairman Becerra: After 60 Years Of Cold War, Time For A New Way Forward On Cuba

May 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on the news that the White House had removed Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism: “After 60 years of Cold War policies, America has a chance to establish a new relationship with the people […]

Chairman Becerra: No More Stopgaps, Pass A Long Term Highway Bill

May 19, 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. 2353) that fails to secure long-term funding for our nation’s aging infrastructure: “In the wealthiest nation on Earth, there is no excuse for so many crumbling roads and bridges. Despite having ten […]

Chairman Becerra: “We Are Ready And Waiting To Help Families Who Want To Come Out Of The Shadows”

May 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, made the following remarks at a press conference expressing his support for the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program on the day the application period would have been opened by United States Citizenship and Immigration […]

Chairman Becerra: Dreamers Deserve Their Chance As Aspiring Americans

May 14, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after Republicans stripped out a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have encouraged the Secretary of Defense to allow DACA-beneficiaries to serve in the military. The provision, authored by Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), […]

Chairman Becerra: Investments In Working Americans Are Key To Continued Growth

May 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 223,000 jobs in April: “Today’s jobs report is yet another reminder of what works to grow our economy: smart investments in infrastructure, education, and policies that […]