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 […]

Chairman Becerra: Future Trade Deals Need Credible And Enforceable Rules

April 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Ranking Member on the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee and Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after offering several amendments to improve current legislation that provides the Obama Administration with trade promotion authority: “Credible and enforceable rules are the benchmarks by which […]

Chairman Becerra: After Needless Delay, Loretta Lynch Finally Confirmed As U.S. Attorney General

April 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on the historic confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General of the United States: “Today, 166 days after her nomination, the Senate has finally acted to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next United States Attorney General. I […]

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 […]