CHAIRMAN BECERRA: CONGRESS IS ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL ON: PASSING A BUDGET, TACKLING PUERTO RICO’S FISCAL CRISIS, FIXING OUR BROKEN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM, AND COMBATTING THE ZIKA VIRUS

April 19, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) joined Vice Chair Joseph Crowley (NY-14) and Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (MI-09) for a press conference following the Democratic Caucus meeting to discuss House Republicans’ shirking of responsibility on passing a budget.  Photos from the press conference are available here and Chairman Becerra’s remarks are below. Chairman […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: COMO HIJO DE UNA INMIGRANTE Y ALGUIEN QUE CONOCE LA LEY, SOY OPTIMISTA DE QUE LOS JUECES VAN A ENTENDER COMO TRATAR EL ASUNTO QUE AFECTA MILLONES DE FAMILIAS

April 18, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – El congresista Xavier Becerra, presidente de la bancada demócrata en la Cámara de Representantes, reaccionó hoy después de estar en la Corte Suprema para una audiencia del caso EEUU v. Texas.  A continuación se encuentra el texto de su entrevista con Univisión y el video se puede ver aquí. Q:  Cuéntenos Congresista, qué se ha escuchado dentro, cual es […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: SUPREME COURT HAS A DECISION TO MAKE – DOES IT WANT TO SUPPORT THOSE WHO WOULD BUILD WALLS OR THOSE WHO WANT TO BUILD THIS COUNTRY AND BUILD DREAMS?

April 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra joined Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and other House Democrats to stand in support of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, ahead of oral arguments set to take place before the Supreme Court in the US vs. Texas case.  A transcript of his remarks follows below and photos from the […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: WE’RE AGAIN GOING TO THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF ON A BUDGET THAT SHOULD, BY LAW, BE ISSUED IN TWO DAYS

April 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) was joined by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Joe Crowley (NY-14) at a press conference following the Democratic Caucus meeting to discuss GOP plans to blow off a critical budgetary deadline.  An excerpt of Chairman Becerra’s remarks follows below and photos from the […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA STATEMENT ON EQUAL PAY DAY

April 12, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released the following statement to mark Equal Pay Day: “Equal work deserves equal pay. No person who works as hard as his or her colleagues should be paid less because of gender. Yet that’s the reality for women in this country, who make 79 cents to every man’s dollar.  It’s not just […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA, WITH BIPARTISAN GROUP OF CURRENT AND FORMER HOUSE AND SENATE MEMBERS, SIGNS AMICUS BRIEF DEFENDING PRESIDENT OBAMA’S CLEAN POWER PLAN

April 1, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) today joined 163 current and former House Members as well as 44 current and former Senators in signing on to an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit defending President Obama’s Clean Power Plan: “I am proud to add my voice in defense of President Obama’s […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA STATEMENT ON MARCH JOBS REPORT

April 1, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement following the March jobs report issued by the Department of Labor: “This is the 73rd month in a row that we have benefited from substantial growth in new jobs in our economy. 215,000 Americans found work in March. Our people and our economy are demonstrating their […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: ON CESAR CHÁVEZ DAY, WE CONTINUE HIS FIGHT FOR JUSTICE AND REMEMBER WORDS THAT RING TRUE TODAY: SÍ, SE PUEDE

March 31, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement in commemoration of the birthday of civil rights and labor leader Cesar E. Chávez: “Today, on what would have been the 89th birthday of Cesar Chávez, we continue the fight for justice that he started as an organizer in California. For millions of […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: DECISION DEMONSTRATES NEED FOR FULLY EMPANELED SUPREME COURT

March 29, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement following the announcement of a tied verdict in the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, upholding the right of public sector unions to fund collective bargaining efforts benefitting all workers: “Today’s decision by the Supreme Court upholds the right of public sector […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: TIME FOR CONGRESS TO BUILD AND IMPROVE ON THE ACA – DOING NOTHING OR MAKING THINGS WORSE IS NOT A SOLUTION

March 23, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement on the six-year anniversary of the signing into law of the Affordable Care Act. For photos of Chairman Becerra and House Democrats marking the anniversary of the law today, click here. “Having quality health insurance can be the difference between life or death, between economic security and […]