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 […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: AS A PROUD LATINO AND CATHOLIC, 20 YEARS AGO I VOTED AGAINST DOMA; TIME FOR CONGRESS TO GET WITH IT AND VOTE TO END DISCRIMINATION

April 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) joined his colleagues today to stand in support of the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act to end discrimination against LGBT Americans. A transcript of Chairman Becerra’s remarks from today’s press conference may be found below. “Let me first begin by thanking Rep. […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: REPUBLICANS SEEM TO BE CAUGHT IN A TIME WARP, BUT IT’S TIME FOR CONGRESS TO DO ITS JOB ON FLINT, ZIKA, MINIMUM WAGE, AND MORE

April 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) joined Vice Chairman Joe Crowley (NY-14), Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce Bobby Scott (VA-03) for a press conference following the Democratic Caucus meeting.  The Members called on House Republicans to do their job on […]

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 […]