CHAIRMAN BECERRA: THE SUPREME COURT CHOSE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CASE

June 23, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. “Affirmative action has proven to be an effective tool in advancing opportunity for talented Americans of every stripe. I say that not just as […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: OUR FIGHT FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS AND KEEPING HARDWORKING FAMILIES TOGETHER IS NOT OVER

June 23, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in the U.S. v. Texas case. “As the son of immigrants, I know first-hand how our country serves as a beacon of hope, opportunity, and freedom for millions people. “The Court’s deadlocked decision on expanded Deferred […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: “WE NEED A CONGRESS THAT WILL WORK WITH THE PRESIDENT”

June 22, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12), Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD-05), Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC-06), and Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Joe Crowley (NY-14) for a press conference following the Democratic Caucus meeting. A transcript of Chairman Becerra’s remarks may be found below and a video is available here. Chairman Becerra: “I […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: CONGRESS SHOULD NOT LEAVE THIS WEEK WITHOUT GIVING US A VOTE ON SOMETHING VERY SIMPLE: “NO FLY, NO BUY”

June 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) was joined by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Joe Crowley (NY-14), Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5), Democratic Assistant Leader James E. Clyburn (SC-6) and House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair Steve Israel (NY-3) for a press conference following today’s Democratic Caucus […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: SECRET MONEY HIJACKS OUR DEMOCRACY

June 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC –  Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) spoke from the Floor of the House of Representatives this afternoon about H.R. 5053 — a bill that would prohibit the disclosure of substantial contributions and promote special interest secrecy at a time when more transparency’s needed. Please find his remarks below and the video is available here. Chairman […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: MR. SPEAKER, LET’S BE CLEAR-EYED ON GUN SAFETY

June 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) was joined by Vice Chairman Joe Crowley (NY-14), House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chair Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05), Congresswoman Corrine Brown (FL-05), and Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus Co-Chair Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01) for a press conference following the Democratic Caucus meeting. A transcript of Chairman […]

BECERRA: “INACTION IS A CHOICE AND IN CONGRESS, IT HAS PROVED HARMFUL”

June 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released the following statement on yesterday’s mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando: “This is a solemn time. This weekend’s mass shooting inside a Florida nightclub was another senseless act of gun violence. “I offer my prayers to the victims and families in Orlando. “We […]

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 […]