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 […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: IT’S TIME FOR CONGRESS TO GET ITS WORK DONE

August 11, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and House Democrats to make it clear: House Republicans left Congress without working on urgent, unfinished issues facing the American people. House Democrats participating, included: Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Congressman Steve Israel (NY-03), Co-Chair […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: 77 MONTHS OF NONSTOP JOB GROWTH

August 5, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement following the announcement from the Department of Labor that the economy added 255,000 jobs in July. “Today’s news makes clear the heights we can reach with steady stewardship of our government and economy: over 77 straight months under President Obama’s leadership, we […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: “HEARTBROKEN BY LOSS OF REP. MARK TAKAI”

July 20, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) issued the following statement following the news of the passing of Rep. Mark Takai (HI-01). “Heartbroken. No other way to say it right now. Mark was so positive and hopeful — that’s what he would show us everyday, even under the hardest of circumstances. “To Congressman […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: “WE KNOW WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT: THEY WANT ACTION, THEY WANT SOLUTIONS”

July 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) joined Vice Chairman Joe Crowley (NY-14), House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair Steve Israel (NY-03), and House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Co-Chair Robin Kelly (IL-02) for a press conference following the Democratic Caucus meeting. The Members highlighted what Congress could be doing for the […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: WE WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT WE WANT A VOTE

July 13, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) joined the LGBT Equality Caucus for an evening of remembrance honoring the victims and survivors of the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. A transcript of Chairman Becerra’s remarks may be found below and the video is available here. Chairman Xavier Becerra: “I’d like to begin by first thanking David […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: THE ACA SAVES LIVES AND MONEY

July 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), released a statement following a hearing by the Committee on Ways and Means on health insurance premiums: “One of the greatest reasons for insecurity in America has been the high cost of healthcare. It used to be that a medical bill could drive many working families into bankruptcy. Fortunately, […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: 287,000 NEW REASONS FOR HOPE IN AMERICA

July 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement following the announcement from the Department of Labor that the economy added 287,000 jobs in June. “Today’s news from the Department of Labor gave us 287,000 new reasons for hope in America. The facts don’t lie: 14.8 million jobs in the last 76 months. […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: DALLAS SHOOTINGS HEARTBREAKING AND TRAGIC

July 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released the following statement following the shocking and incomprehensible loss of life in Dallas and America in the past days: “America is grief-stricken. The devastating news from Dallas comes on the heels of the disturbing news from Baton Rouge and St. Paul. We pray for […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: KEEPING NATURALIZATION FEES AFFORDABLE FOR ASPIRING IMMIGRANTS MAKES FOR A STRONGER AMERICA

July 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement after signing onto a bipartisan letter to Leon Rodriguez, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), who is currently reviewing the naturalization fee schedule and calling on the agency to keep naturalization fees affordable for immigrant applicants. The full text of the letter […]