House Democrats Call on House Republicans to Pass a Clean DHS Funding Bill

February 13, 2015

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Members of the House Democratic Caucus hold a press event on the House East Front Steps calling on House Republicans to stop putting the politics of right-wing radicals ahead of the safety of American families, and join with Democrats to fund the Department of Homeland Security immediately. With only 4 […]

Chairman Becerra: On AUMF, Time For Congress To Decide

February 12, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after President Obama presented his proposal for an authorization for use of military force in the fight against the radical terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): “The issue of how […]

Chairman Becerra: More Jobs, Economy Strengthening Despite “Shut-Down, Do Nothing” Politics In Congress

February 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Department of Labor announced that the economy had added 257,000 jobs in January, marking the 59th consecutive month of private sector job growth: “Our economy and our nation’s businesses continue to build on the longest […]

Chairman Becerra: On Health Care, Let’s Put People Over Politics

February 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting against legislation (H.R. 596) that marks the 56th vote House Republicans have taken to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act: “Robbing hard-working Americans of their affordable health security is just plain cruel. Today, House […]

Chairman Becerra: “Republicans Are Not Serious About Commonsense Immigration Reform”

February 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement regarding today’s hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on immigration: “Here we go again. Today’s hearing demonstrates that Republicans are not serious about commonsense immigration reform. “Rather than tackle the broken system with a bipartisan solution, they are […]

Chairman Becerra: President Obama’s Budget Proposal Rewards Hard Work

February 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after President Barack Obama unveiled his 2016 budget proposal. “President Obama’s budget proposal makes it clear that his chief goal is to continue to build on our economic recovery by implementing policies that help middle-class families. The […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra: Five Years After Unleashing Dark Money, Supreme Court Decision Continues to Sap American Democracy

January 21, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement five years after the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court decision: “Our democracy should not be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Five years after the Citizens United ruling unleashed unlimited, undisclosed campaign contributions, it […]

Chairman Becerra On President’s Sotu Address: “Middle-Class Economics” And Smart Investment Will Drive Prosperity

January 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: “Smart investment in the middle class, not arbitrary budget cuts, is what has driven our nation’s economic recovery. Thanks to policies advanced by President Obama, our economy has […]

Chairman Xavier Becerra: Republicans Tone Deaf to Barbaric Terrorism in Paris, Move Our Nation’s Homeland Security Agencies Closer to Shutdown

January 14, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting against legislation (H.R. 240) that threatens a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security and puts our national security at risk. “To govern means to get things done. That’s what the American people expect of […]