Chairman Xavier Becerra Votes—Once Again—Against Half–Baked Deal On Keystone Xl Pipeline

January 9, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, voted against legislation (H.R. 3) that would recklessly rubber-stamp approval of the controversial and long-disputed Keystone XL pipeline.    “House Republicans have decided that their top priority for Congress’s opening week is to vote once more on a bill that will create few […]

Chairman Becerra On Retirement Of Senator Barbara Boxer

January 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) announced she would not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016. “I want to congratulate Senator Boxer on dedicating so much of her life in the service of the American people […]

House Democrats Urge Congress to Avoid Government Shutdown

December 10, 2014

Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, and Congressman Joe Crowley (NY-14), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, were joined by Congressman David Price (NC-04) to emphasize the importance of keeping the government running.

Chairman Becerra: Drought Relief Not A “Zero-Sum Game”

December 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting against legislation (H.R. 5781) that will pit communities in California against one another while the state is experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record: “California needs legislation that will provide real drought relief, […]

Chairman Becerra Hails Strong Jobs Report; Urges GOP To Keep The Government Open And Not Disrupt The Economy

December 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 added 321,000 jobs in November marking the 57th consecutive month of private sector job growth. “With the holidays upon us and so much hope and promise in the […]

Chairman Becerra Votes Against Tea Party Mass Deportation Bill

December 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting against legislation (H.R. 5759) that would revoke deferred action for hard-working DREAMers and immigrant families, putting them at risk for deportation: “For 525 days, our nation’s families and businesses have waited for the bipartisan Senate […]

Chairman Becerra Votes Against $40 Billion Unpaid-For Tax Breaks

December 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting against tax legislation (H.R. 5771) that would add over $40 billion to the deficit in unpaid-for tax breaks: “The disconnect in Washington just seems to be growing. Congress has a responsibility to write tax laws […]

House Democrats Call For Focus on Middle Class Families

December 2, 2014

Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, and Congressman Joe Crowley (NY-14), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, were joined by Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14) and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) to emphasize the importance of looking out for America’s middle class families.

Chairman Becerra On Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: “We Have Serious Work To Do”

November 26, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on the events surrounding the grand jury’s decision in the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri: “Words are hard to come by in the aftermath of the grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson […]

Chairman Becerra Calls For “Unambiguous, Comprehensive And Verifiable Accord” In Iran Nuclear Negotiations

November 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement after the U.S. and five allies announced a seven-month extension to ongoing negotiations with Iran regarding its nuclear program: “I support Secretary Kerry’s relentless efforts to secure an unambiguous, comprehensive and verifiable accord that will keep Iran […]