Chairman Becerra To Donald Trump: “By Forcing People Into A Corner, You Risk Breeding More Hate And Evil”

December 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – “This is still America, with a Constitution and Bill of Rights, and these are certainly not the Crusades. We need strong, smart leaders who know how to lead us all, not leave us behind. “I didn’t think it was possible, but Donald Trump’s rhetoric has hit a new low. We are not […]

Chairman Becerra: Two Good Pieces Of Job News, Yet Republicans Threaten Further Growth As Dec. 11 Deadline Looms

December 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement following the Department of Labor’s report that the economy added 211,000 jobs in November: “We’ve had two good pieces of job news this week: we continue to experience the longest stretch of job growth in the history of our country, with November marking 69 […]

Chairman Becerra Statement On Shooting In San Bernardino

December 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement, following the shooting in San Bernardino, California: “Less than six days have passed since the horrific shootings in Colorado Springs, Colorado. And, now, San Bernardino… My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families in San Bernardino. No one should have […]

Chairman Becerra and Senator Cardin Introduce Plan to Protect Taxpayers’ Rights

December 1, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) and Senate Finance Committee Member Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives the Taxpayer Rights Act of 2015 (S. 2333/H.R. 4128). The Act aims to improve Internal Revenue Service (IRS) services and procedures and to protect the rights […]

Chairman Becerra: Speaker Ryan Wanted “A Clean Slate”; Let’s Get A Clean Budget Bill, Not One Littered With Social Agendas

December 1, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) led a press conference this morning with House Democrats. Video of his remarks is available here and a transcript is below.   “Once again, we have to take a moment to express our thoughts and prayers to the victims and the families of the shooting in […]

Chairman Becerra: DACA, DAPA and Comprehensive Immigration Reform — Now More Than Ever

November 19, 2015

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released the following statement ahead of the anniversary of President Obama’s executive actions to expand DACA and create the DAPA program: “One year ago, President Obama took action in the face of Congress’s failure to reform our broken immigration system.  His executive actions to expand DACA and create the […]

Chairman Becerra: If I Believed That This Rushed Legislation Made Our Toughest Of Refugee Screening Systems Work Better, I Would Vote For It

November 19, 2015

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement, following the House’s vote on H.R. 4038.  To view his remarks on the House Floor in opposition, click here. “The safety of our fellow Americans and America is and must be our number one priority, our number one responsibility. The people of America have a right to […]

TRANSCRIPT: Chairman Becerra Calls On House Republicans To Join Democrats, Fix Our Broken Immigration System

November 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), joined by fellow House Democratic leaders, delivered the remarks below at a press conference, calling on House Republicans to address our broken immigration system. His remarks came on the heels of President Obama announcing he would appeal the Fifth Circuit Court’s decision to delay DAPA and […]

On Heels Of Dapa And Expanded Daca Delay By Fifth Circuit Court, House Democratic Leaders To Call On Republicans To Address Broken Immigration System

November 16, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – As the President prepares to appeal the Fifth Circuit Court’s decision to delay DAPA and expanded DACA and ahead of the one year anniversary of his executive actions on immigration, House Democrats will call on their Republican colleagues to fix our broken immigration system.  Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra and Vice Chairman Joe Crowley will be […]

Chairman Becerra Statement On Retirement Of Congressman Rubén Hinojosa

November 16, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement following the announcement that Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (TX-15) will retire at the end of this Congress: “I want to thank and applaud my dear friend Rubén Hinojosa for his years of outstanding service to his country and the people of Texas. Rubén has […]