Xavier Becerra

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Xavier Becerra currently serves the 31st Congressional district of California

Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, has represented the 31st District of California in the House of Representatives since 1993 (map). He was elected vice-chair of the Democratic Caucus at the beginning of the 111th Congress.

Record and controversies

Iraq War

Becerra voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Reparations for Japanese Latin Americans

Becerra introduced the House version of the The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act in the 110th Congress which would establish a commission that would determine the facts and circumstances involving the relocation, internment and deportation of Japanese Latin Americans.[2]

Main article: Redress for Japanese Latin Americans/ U.S. legislation#Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act of 2007

===State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) US Becerra voted yes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th time it was introduced ((OpenCongress.org Roll_call/show/1737))


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."

2006 elections

No major candidates announced their intentions to contest Becerra’s seat in the November 2006 election. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1]

2008 elections

This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the California superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.

Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Xavier Becerra, as a superdelegate, had endorsed Barack Obama for President.

For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

Committees and Affiliations


Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)


More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Xavier Becerra. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC Office:
1119 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-0531
Phone: 202-225-6235
Fax: 202-225-2202
Web Email

District Office:
1910 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 560
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: 213-483-1425
Fax: 213-483-1429

Articles and resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Ranking Member On:

110th Congress
Leadership Position:
Assistant to the Speaker
Committees Chaired:
Ranking Member On:

Committees: House Committee on Budget, House Committee on Ways and Means, House Committee on Ways and Means/Subcommittee on Health, House Committee on Ways and Means/Subcommittee on Oversight, House Committee on Ways and Means/Subcommittee on Social Security,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 3, 1992
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1993
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
California State Legislature, Deputy Attorney General, CA Department of Justice,
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 1910 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 560, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: 213-483-1425 / Fax: 213-483-1429

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Date of Birth: January 26, 1958

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