CHAIRMAN BECERRA, BICAMERAL TASK FORCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE SEND LETTER IN SUPPORT OF GREEN CLIMATE FUND IN FISCAL YEAR 2017 BUDGET

March 23, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) joined Congressman Chris Van Hollen (MD-08), Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), and 67 of his colleagues in support of President Obama’s budget request for the Green Climate Fund, a multinational effort to address climate change. Congressman Van Hollen is the Co-Chair of the […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: SPEAKER RYAN, THERE IS NO NEED FOR YOU TO FILE AN OFFICIAL BRIEF BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT

March 17, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) held a press call today with other House Democrats, including Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Linda T. Sanchez (CA-38), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chairwoman Judy Chu (CA-27), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Task Force Co-Chair Luis Gutierrez (IL-04), and Immigration Task Force Member Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) on today’s anti-immigrant […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: HR 4722 CHANGES THE RULES FOR THE CHILD TAX CREDIT AND UNFAIRLY PUNISHES TAX-FILING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

March 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released the following statement regarding today’s Ways and Means Committee markup of a slew of bills that would hurt working families, especially children: “The Child Tax Credit (CTC), one of the programs under attack today, has a proven record of helping working families.  In 2013, the CTC lifted […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: SENATE REPUBLICANS, DO NOT SHIRK YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO ADVISE AND CONSENT

March 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Following President Obama’s announcement today of a nominee to the Supreme Court, Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released the following statement: “I commend President Obama’s choice in nominating Merrick Garland, the esteemed chief justice on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Court, to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. “The President has done his […]

CONGRESISTA BECERRA: LA GRAN DIFERENCIA ENTRE NOSOTROS Y LOS REPUBLICANOS EN EL CASO EE.UU. v. TEXAS

March 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – El Presidente del Caucus Demócrata, Xavier Becerra (CA-34), dio la siguiente declaración después de emitir junto con la Líder Nancy Pelosi, el Senador Harry Reid y 222 miembros del Congreso una opinión amicus curiae en apoyo a las acciones ejecutivas sobre inmigración del Presidente Obama: “Hoy, 186 Miembros de la Cámara de Representantes, incluyéndome a […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: THE BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR APPROACH AND WHAT WE EXPECT FROM REPUBLICANS ON US v. TEXAS

March 8, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement after joining Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and 222 additional Members of Congress in filing an Amicus Brief affirming President Obama’s immigration executive actions as lawful: “Today, 186 House Members, I among them, and 39 Senators filed an amicus brief — not at taxpayer […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: GOOD NEWS THAT QUARTER OF AMERICANS HAVE A NEW JOB; WHAT’S MISSING IS RISING WAGES

March 4, 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 242,000 jobs in February: “The world around us is limping economically. America is not. A quarter of a million more Americans have a new job. That is good news. What we’re missing is […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA, SENIORS TASK FORCE CHAIRS CALL ON SPEAKER RYAN TO REJECT BUDGET PROPOSAL THAT CUTS SENIORS PROGRAMS

March 3, 2016

Today, Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) and Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs, Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Doris Matsui (CA-06), released the following statement after sending a letter along with 88 other House Democrats to Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to bring forward a budget that does not include further cuts seniors programs. “For over 80 […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA TO JOIN CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO FLINT AND HEAR DIRECTLY FROM FAMILIES AFFECTED BY WATER CRISIS

March 3, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) will travel to Flint, Michigan tomorrow as part of a Congressional delegation to hear directly from families affected by the city’s ongoing water crisis.  Chairman Becerra will be briefed by federal officials on the crisis, receive a tour of the city and join a “Speak Out” with Flint families.  […]

REMARKS — CHAIRMAN BECERRA: REPUBLICANS ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL ON TACKLING POVERTY, OFFERING ONLY LIP SERVICE TO WORKING AMERICANS

March 2, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) joined Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and other House Democratic leaders this morning to call for strong investments in anti-poverty programs, in contrast to Speaker Ryan’s taskforce on poverty, which targets the most vulnerable Americans rather than helping them.  Chairman Becerra’s remarks follow below and […]