Chairman Becerra Votes Against Sweetheart Deal For Foreign Oil Company

November 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, voted against legislation (H.R. 5682) that would recklessly expedite construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and assure profits for a foreign oil company at the expense of American consumers and taxpayers: “It’s hard to believe, but H.R. 5682 allows a foreign […]

Chairman Becerra: America Salutes Its Veterans

November 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On this Veterans Day, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement honoring our men and women who have worn the uniform in service of our nation: “Every day that we enjoy the loving company of our family, the serenity of our own home, the security […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra Congratulates Medal Of Freedom Recipients, Congressional Trailblazers

November 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the White House announced President Barack Obama will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to nineteen individuals, including retiring Congressman John Dingell (MI-12) and two former Members of Congress, Patsy Mink and Ed Roybal: “Many are called […]

Chairman Becerra Applauds Critical Voting Rights Decision

November 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s decision to protect voters in Kansas and Arizona from onerous state voter registration requirements that were not in compliance with the […]

Chairman Becerra: COLA Bump, Like Social Security, Indispensable To Millions Of Americans

October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Social Security Administration announced that starting in January of 2015, Social Security’s automatic Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA), designed to help meet increasing consumer prices, will increase benefit payments to Social Security recipients by 1.7 percent: “For […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra On Attorney General Eric Holder’s Announced Departure

September 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after President Obama announced the departure of Attorney General Eric Holder. “I commend Attorney General Eric Holder for his dedicated service to our country. During his time as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Holder […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra Welcomes Obama Administration Action To Curb Corporate Tax Loophole

September 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Treasury Department announced actions it will take to curb tax-dodging practices known as inversions: “President Obama has once again taken important steps within his authority to better enforce outdated and deficient laws which Congress has […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra Applauds Nomination of Maria Echaveste As U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

September 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after President Obama nominated Maria Echaveste, former deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico: “I applaud President Obama on his wise selection of Maria Echaveste to serve as the […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra Votes To Keep U.S. Government Open, Address Threats From Terrorists

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting for legislation (H.J.Res.124) to keep the U.S. government open and to give President Obama the limited authorization he requested to combat the terrorist threat posed by the radical group known as the Islamic State of […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra On The President’s Address to The Nation

September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the President spoke to the nation about the steps the United States will take to combat the terrorist threat posed by the radical group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): “Tonight, […]