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Xavier Becerra

Is California in Play for the Republican Primary?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

A statewide survey of registered Republicans in California was released Sunday. It showed Donald Trump leading Ted Cruz by 37 percent-to-30 percent, w...

20 Pictures of Cuba Through My Lens

Rep. Xavier Becerra | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Rep. Xavier Becerra

I had the honor to travel with President Obama, members of his Cabinet, and my Congressional Colleagues to Cuba this past week as part of an effort to chart a new era of U.S. relations with the Cuban people and the Cuban government.

House Democrats Are Ready To Fight Paul Ryan On 'Sham' GOP Poverty Task Force

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A gaggle of top House Democrats derided Speaker Paul Ryan's newly developed GOP task force on poverty on Wednesday, arguing that the gro...

'Landslide Hillary' Pulls It Out

William Bradley | Posted 02.22.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Is Hillary Clinton regaining the media frame of inevitable Democratic nominee? Probably. Is that a good thing for her? We'll see. It not infrequently has not been.

Democrats Try To Corner Republicans On Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats came out of their weekly caucus meeting Tuesday with an obvious agenda: chastise Republicans into action on the water cr...

2 Top House Democrats Back Obama's Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two top Democrats in the House came out in support of the Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday, but voiced major qualms with the underlying ag...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Congress Unconvinced By Obama Administration 'Hard Sell' On Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress said they remained unconvinced after Secretary of State John Kerry and other administration officials on Monday brie...

Congressman Joins List Of Democrats Eyeing California Senate Seat

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) says he's taking a "very close look" at running for retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat. According to the Washington...

Becerra Wins Another Term In Congress

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) was re-elected to Congress Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Adrienne Edwards. Becerra was first elected to t...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Gets Tough On Worker Rights With Trade Partner

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States accused Guatemala this week of failing to live up to the labor standards spelled out in the countries' trade agreement...

Congressmen Kick Off Social Security Hearing With A Clash

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

As Americans grapple with how to prepare for retirement in the face of rising Social Security concerns, Congress had another moment of bickering on Ca...

Top Republican Defends Boehner's Plan To Sue President Obama

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

The Republican House Judiciary Chairman defended a planned lawsuit against President Barack Obama Sunday, saying that Obama has overstepped his consti...

My Conversation With Jersey Vargas: Taking Her Plea For Immigration Reform To House Republicans

Tavis Smiley | Posted 08.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Tavis Smiley

Vargas has just announced to me that that she will head to our nation's capital on June 16th for a week to plead the case for comprehensive immigration reform.

Congressman Becerra: Your Party, or Our Immigrant Families?

Erika Andiola | Posted 05.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Erika Andiola

Using the lives of millions of undocumented immigrants for political gain is wrong. Holding influence and power as a Latino, yet not caring about people like my mother is wrong.

Split In Democratic Party Establishment As Xavier Becerra Endorses Eloise Gomez Reyes

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) broke with his party's political establishment Friday, and announced his endorsement of attorney Eloise Gomez Reyes, wh...

Why Citizenship Matters: Getting to the Bottom Line

Manuel Pastor | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics
Manuel Pastor

The denial of a path to citizenship is an insult to these people. It's a denial of their struggles, of their aspirations, and of their desires to be American. And they, and their friends, relatives, and allies, will accept nothing less than a full path (no matter how challenging) to citizenship.

House Democrats Keep Raising Money

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $6.7 million in June to put its total six-month haul at $40.8 million, according ...

Becerra: House Bill Will Include Pathway To Citizenship

ABC/Univision | Posted 07.13.2013 | Latino Voices

A bipartisan immigration bill being drafted in the House will contain a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, one of the authors said on...

Paul Blumenthal

IRS Put In Double Bind

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing questions over the Internal Revenue Service's allegedly focused examination of conservative groups applying for nonprofit tax-exe...

Xavier Becerra 'Quietly Thinking' About Immigration Reform

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 02.20.2013 | Latino Voices

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), a key negotiator on immigration reform, said he and a bipartisan group of House members have been having “very quiet...

Elise Foley

Democratic Leader Says U.S. Has 'Moved On' From Limiting Immigration Reform To Dreamers

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

LEESBURG, Va. -- House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) said on Wednesday that he was happy to hear Majority Leader Eric Cantor's ...

Fiscal Cliff Talks Likely To Affect Latinos

Voxxi | Raisa Camargo | Posted 12.06.2012 | Latino Voices

The pressure is mounting for a solution on the fiscal cliff to be resolved at the end of the year with civic rights supporters asserting Latinos are l...

Election 2012 and the Future of Latino Politics

Arturo Vargas | Posted 11.29.2012 | Latino Voices
Arturo Vargas

Despite the strides made during election 2012 to ensure that Latino representation at the state and congressional levels is beginning to mirror the demographics of our country, there is still much work to be done.

Jennifer Bendery

House Passes Sweeping Anti-Environmental Bill As Final Business Before Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House lawmakers skipped out of town on Friday until after the November elections, but not before pushing through a sweeping anti-environ...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Cut To Social Security Fraud Program Could Cost Billions

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican push to cut Social Security integrity efforts by $750 million could end up costing $6 billion in increased waste and fraud,...