Rep. Xavier Becerra
Democrat • 34th District, California • 12th Term • Sworn In 1993
- 7 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 36 of 352) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 of 352)
- 15 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 395 of 438) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 41 of 438)
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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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.Res.172Motion to reconsider laid Mar 25, 2015 8 Views
Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.
H.R.1419 - Social Security Fraud and Error Prevention Act of 2015Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Mar 18, 2015 1 Views
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to improve the Social Security Administration's ability to fight fraud, prevent errors, and prote...
H.Res.124Motion to reconsider laid Feb 25, 2015 1 Views
Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.1619Referred to the House Committee Mar 25, 2015 5 Views
To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the b...
H.R.12 - Voter Registration Modernization Act of 2015Referred to House Education and the Workforce Mar 19, 2015 16 Views
To modernize voter registration, promote access to voting for individuals with disabilities, protect the ability of individuals to exercise th...
H.R.1434 - Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing ActReferred to House Budget Mar 18, 2015 14 Views
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans, and for other purposes.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
On Passage: H R 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Aye (with party)March 26, 2015
H.Res. 173: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by improving physician payments and making other improvements, to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes, and providing for proceedings during the period from March 27, 2015, through April 10, 2015.
On Agreeing to the Resolution: H RES 173 Providing for consideration of H. R. 2, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Aye (with party)March 26, 2015
H.Con.Res. 27: Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.
On Agreeing to the Resolution, as Amended: H CON RES 27 Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025Nay (with party)March 25, 2015