Rep. Xavier Becerra

Democrat  •  34th District, California  •  11th Term  •  Sworn In 1993
Current Term 2013 - 2015 View All


Becerra was born January 26, 1958 in Sacramento, California. He was educated at Stanford University, and was a lawyer, a staff member for California State Senator Art Torres, Deputy Attorney-General of California, and a member of the California State Assembly before entering the House. In the Los Angeles mayoral election of 2001, he was an unsuccessful candidate, losing to former California State Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa, and the eventual winner, the then-City Attorney James Hahn.

According to Becerra's House website biography, he is "the first Latino to serve on [the House Ways and Means] committee, [and] he has used his position to increase opportunities for working families, to improve the Social Security program for women and minorities, to combat poverty among the working poor through our welfare laws, and to strengthen Medicare and ensure its long-term viability." Read More...

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1226 Longworth HOB; Washington DC 20515-0534
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-6235
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