CHAIRMAN BECERRA: REPUBLICANS PLAY CRAZY GAME OF FISCAL CHICKEN

September 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) delivered a press conference following today’s Democratic Caucus meeting. A transcript of Chairman Becerra’s remarks follows and video is available here. “We are in the final week of the fiscal year before a government shutdown. Congress must appropriate monies to keep our federal government operating. It […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: WE CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THE CLIFF’S UPON US — OUR GOVERNMENT COULD COME A HALT

September 26, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) was joined by Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Joe Crowley (NY-14), and Defense Subcommittee (Appropriations) Member Betty McCollum (MN-04), for a press conference following today’s Democratic Caucus meeting. A transcript of Chairman Becerra’s remarks follows and video is available here. “Everyone’s still figuring out if we will […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA CALLS FOR SOLUTIONS TO RISING PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES

September 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) delivered remarks today at an event sponsored by RealClearPolitcs on the rising cost of prescription drugs. Excerpts from his remarks, which covered how Congress can keep prescription drug costs low and the need for increased transparency and oversight in the pharmaceutical industry, can be found below: […]

APOYO BIPARTIDISTA Y BICAMERAL PARA UN MUSEO LATINO-AMERICANO

September 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – El día de hoy, el líder de la bancada demócrata, Xavier Becerra (D-CA) junto con Ileana Ros-Leighten (R-FL) volvieron a introducir la legislación — H.R. 6001 —haciendo un llamado para tener un nuevo museo Smithsonian en el edificio de las Artes e Industrias en el Paseo Nacional. Por parte del lado Senado, […]

BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR AN AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM

September 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-CA) was joined by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) today in re-introducing legislation — H.R. 6001 — calling for a new Smithsonian museum in the Arts and Industries Building on the National Mall. On the Senate side, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was joined by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: HOLDING ZIKA VIRUS PREVENTION FUNDING HOSTAGE IS OUTRAGEOUS

September 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) was joined by Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Joe Crowley (NY-14) for a press conference following today’s Democratic Caucus meeting. A transcript of Chairman Becerra’s remarks may be found below and video is available here. “We understand that we might have an attempt by Republicans to leave early from an […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: REPUBLICAN CONGRESS IS PUTTING AMERICANS AT RISK BY CHOOSING POLITICS OVER POLICY

September 7, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) was joined by Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Joe Crowley (NY-14) for a press conference following the Democratic Caucus meeting. A transcript of Chairman Becerra’s remarks may be found below and a video is available here. “We just concluded our first Democratic Caucus meeting since we returned […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: REPUBLICANS ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH ECONOMIC REALITY — PRIORITIES FOR AMERICAN FAMILIES

September 2, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released the following statement on the Department of Labor’s August employment report. “151,000 Americans found work in August with the unemployment rate holding steady at 4.9 percent for the third straight month. In a world swirling with instability, the United States stands out. Let’s hope this […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: FOR 81 YEARS, SOCIAL SECURITY KEEPING ITS PROMISE

August 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – 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 ahead of the 81st anniversary of Social Security, which is Sunday, August 14: “Social Security has kept its promise to the American worker for yet another […]