WHY I VOTED “NO” ON THE PROMESA BILL

June 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) appeared on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers show this past Sunday, where we addressed his recent vote on the PROMESA bill (H.R. 4900). A transcript of Chairman Becerra’s remarks may be found below and the video is available here. Chairman Becerra: “I respect the work that was done on this bill. That was […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: HOUSE GOP SHOULD STOP SHIELDING POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS FROM IRS SCRUTINY

June 10, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Forty-two House colleagues joined Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) on a letter calling on the House Appropriations Committee to reject the inclusion of harmful language in any future funding bill that handcuffs the IRS in issuing, revising, or finalizing guidance on permissible political activity by 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organizations whose focus by […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: CALIFORNIA DEMONSTRATES WHAT IT MEANS TO LEAD ON ENDING GUN VIOLENCE

May 23, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra released a statement following the California Senate’s proposal to pass sensible gun measures to end gun violence: “We need to do everything we can to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. That’s why I stand firmly with the leaders of the California Senate who recently voted for […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: “A REAL SOLUTION SHOULD HELP, NOT HURT PUERTO RICO”

May 19, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) has released the following statement in response to the introduction of H.R. 5278, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act.  “I’m going to review the bill carefully. I’ve had many concerns over where negotiations were heading. A real solution goes after the root causes of Puerto Rico’s […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: REPUBLICAN BUDGETARY RHETORIC OF MARCH DOES NOT MATCH REPUBLICAN INACTION OF APRIL OR MAY

May 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) has released the following statement in the face of Republicans failing to push forward a budget. “’We want to pass a budget. We believe it’s very important for budgeting reasons.’ Those aren’t my words; that’s what Speaker Paul Ryan, former Budget Committee chairman, said two months ago. “Yet […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: TRUMP IS THE OFFSPRING OF HOUSE REPUBLICANS

May 11, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Joe Crowley for a press conference following the Democratic Caucus Meeting. A transcript of Chairman Becerra’s remarks may be found below and photos are available here. Chairman […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: CONGRESS CAN’T REMAIN ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, HARDWORKING AMERICANS DESERVE A GOOD JOB AND A RAISE

May 6, 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 160,000 jobs in April: “Seventy-four consecutive months of unprecedented job growth, with another 160,000 Americans securing new employment in April. A total of 14.6 million new jobs in 6 years. After living […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: HUMBLED TO ACCEPT APAICS LIFETIME AWARD IN HONOR OF GENERATIONS OF ASIAN AMERICANS & PACIFIC ISLANDERS

May 5, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) was presented with the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies (APAICS) Lifetime Achievement Award for dedicating his life to public service and being a tireless advocate for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Photos from yesterday’s APAICS’ 22nd Annual Awards Gala Dinner are available here and Chairman Becerra’s […]

COMUNICADO DEL CONGRESISTA BECERRA SOBRE LA CONFIRMACION DE ROBERTA JACOBSON COMO EMBAJADORA DE EE.UU. EN MEXICO

April 29, 2016

El Presidente del Caucus Demócrata, Xavier Becerra (CA-34), emitió la siguiente declaración después de que el Senado confirmara a Roberta Jacobson como embajadora de EE.UU. en México: “Felicito a Roberta Jacobson por su merecida y esperada confirmación para ser la próxima embajadora de los Estados Unidos en México. Nunca se dudo de su capacidad y […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF ROBERTA JACOBSON AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO MEXICO

April 29, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra released a statement following the Senate vote to confirm Roberta Jacobson as the next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico: “I congratulate Roberta Jacobson for a well-deserved and long-fought confirmation to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.  This was never about her qualifications – there is no doubt that her decades of […]