Chairman Becerra: With Eight Legislative Days Left Until Historic Default, Republicans Have Not Gotten Their Act Together

October 21, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) delivered remarks on the upcoming budgetary deadlines and the ongoing Republican dysfunction, following a House Democratic Caucus meeting this morning. He was joined by Caucus Vice Chair Joe Crowley (NY-14) and Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-28), Member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. An excerpt of […]

Chairman Becerra: Joe Biden – All Class, All American

October 21, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement following Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement today that he will not seek the Democratic Presidential nomination: “Joe Biden: all class, all American. That’s how I would describe our Vice President of the United States. He is a leader who has never deviated from […]

Chairman Becerra: Playing With Full Faith And Credit Of United States Is No Game — Payment Deadlines Are Real

October 16, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released a statement following the announcement that the debt limit will be reached on November 3: “Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has put Congress on alert: we have eighteen days – until November 3 — to avoid a dangerous default on payment of America’s bills. When average […]

Chairman Becerra: Republican-Led Congress on Verge of Allowing Medicare Premiums and Deductibles to Increase for Seniors

October 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Caucus Chairman and Ranking Member of the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Social Security Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released the following statement on today’s announcement by the Social Security Administration: “Today we learned that Social Security’s cost of living adjustment (COLA) will not increase despite seniors facing growing health care costs. […]

Chairman Becerra: It’s Time To Grow Up And Govern

October 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released the following statement in opposition to H.Res. 461, which would establish a Planned Parenthood Select Committee: “Just as they did with the discredited Benghazi Select Committee, House Republicans have chosen to establish yet another sham committee, this time to ‘investigate’ Planned Parenthood. You would think […]

Chairman Becerra: Medicare Is Not A Luxury; It’s Indispensable And We Have To Fight For It

October 7, 2015

Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Joe Crowley, Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Doris Matsui and Jan Schakowsky, and American seniors this morning to call for swift action to prevent a cost hike in Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles that would go into effect on October […]

Chairman Becerra: Bipartisan Action To Keep Communities Free And Safe From Gun Violence

October 6, 2015

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after signing on to H.R. 1217, the bipartisan Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015, that expands the existing background checks system to cover all commercial firearm sales: “Enough is enough. Our heartfelt sympathies […]

Chairman Becerra Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman Don Edwards

October 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released the following statement after former Congressman Don Edwards passed away yesterday at the age of 100: “I consider myself fortunate to have served with Don Edwards in Congress. He treated me like a friend and equal at a time when senior members of Congress barely […]

Chairman Becerra: Jobs Report Brings Out “The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly”

October 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the American economy added 142,000 jobs in September: “The news from today’s jobs report brings out ‘the Good, the Bad and the Ugly’. The jobs number — showing 142,000 additional Americans went back to […]

Chairman Becerra Statement On Tragic Shooting At Umpqua Community College

October 1, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released the following statement following today’s tragic shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College: “My heartfelt sympathies go out to all of the families of the victims who were killed or wounded at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College. There have been 45 school shootings since 2015 began. […]