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 […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA: ALLEGIANCE OF TOO MANY REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS IS NOT WITH THE VICTIMS, THE FAMILIES AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, BUT WITH THE NRA OR THEIR PARTY

February 24, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) was joined by Caucus Vice Chairman Joe Crowley (NY-14), Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) for a press conference, following Caucus meeting, to discuss Republicans’ unprecedented Supreme Court obstruction and their fumble on the budget, as well as the Flint water crisis.  Video of the press […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA STATEMENT ON JANUARY JOBS REPORT

February 5, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement following the announcement from the Department of Labor that the economy added 151,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent, the lowest rate since February 2008: “It sounds repetitive, but America just experienced another month of six-digit job growth and a tick […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA ON HUFFINGTON POST LIVE – GOVERNMENT IN MICHIGAN DERELICT AND AWOL IN SILENCE ON FLINT WATER CRISIS

February 5, 2016

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) joined Huffington Post Live to discuss the Flint water crisis.  Video of the interview may be found here and a partial transcript of his remarks follows below. Q: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing this week on the Flint water crisis but there was one person missing: Michigan Governor […]

CHAIRMAN BECERRA STATEMENT ON BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February 5, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released the following statement to commemorate Black History Month: “In our time, I have had the privilege to witness how the African-American community has steadfastly been there to build a stronger and freer America. But, then, that’s been the case throughout our history. “Recently, I was […]

Chairman Becerra: Today’s CBO Report Comes As No Surprise; We Need A Tax System That Supports Working Families, Not Giveaways To Special Interests

January 19, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement following the projection from the Congressional Budget Office that the deficit will rise to $544 billion this year: “The CBO’s report today should come as no surprise: we saw a deficit hike coming when our Republican-led Congress voted for the unpaid-for $622 billion tax […]