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 […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: TEXAS LAW BEFORE SUPREME COURT PUTS WOMEN’S HEALTH AT RISK, TAKES US BACK TO THE 1950S

March 2, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement ahead of oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Women’s Health Center v. Hellerstedt: “Having to drive countless hours to reach a clinic, take out debilitating loans, or even fly to another part of the country can be an insurmountable or life-threatening barrier for any American.  But, […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: AT BEGINNING OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, IT’S IRONIC THAT HOUSE GOP STILL ATTACKS WOMEN’S RIGHTS & PURSUES PLANNED PARENTHOOD WITCH HUNT

March 1, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) was joined by Democratic Members of the Republican-created Select Investigative Panel to attack women’s health, including Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12).  Ahead of oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Whole Women’s Health vs. Hellerstedt, the Members discussed what is […]

CONGRESISTA BECERRA: CON ESTA INICIATIVA DE LEY, LOS NIÑOS Y JÓVENES INMIGRANTES EN NUESTRO PAÍS CONOCERÁN SUS DERECHOS Y RECIBIRÁN ASESORÍA LEGAL

February 26, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – El Congresista Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Presidente del Caucus Demócrata de la Cámara de Representantes, emitió la siguiente declaración como co-patricinador de la iniciativa de ley “The Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016”, iniciativa de ley que brinda asistencia legal a niños inmigrantes y personas vulnerables. “Cada persona merece recibir un […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA ON UNVEILING OF 2016 NHLA AGENDA: “AS DREAMERS AND ASPIRING AMERICANS, WE WILL WORK TO MAKE TODAY’S AGENDA A REALITY FOR ALL”

February 26, 2016

WASHINGTON,DC  – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) joined Hector Sanchez, President of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and representatives from their 40 membership organizations to announce NHLA’s 2016 public policy agenda.  A transcript of Chairman Becerra’s remarks at the press conference follows. “First, Hector, let me thank you and all of the leaders of […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: WITH NEW BILL, YOUNG CHILDREN WHO COME TO THIS COUNTRY ALONE WILL KNOW THEIR RIGHTS AND RECEIVE HELP OF A LAWYER

February 26, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement after he signed on as an original co-sponsor of “The Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016,” legislation that will protect children and other vulnerable groups in immigration proceedings: “Every person deserves a fair hearing, and the young unaccompanied children fleeing for their lives […]