Democratic California Congressman Xavier Becerra is a self-proclaimed strident supporter of immigration and health care reform and he is committed to working with President Obama in carrying out economic recovery and job growth. He is also a senior member of the Committee on Ways and Means which develops tax, Social Security, and Medicare laws for the U.S. And, he serves on the House Committee on Budget, which executes the federal budget process. Most recently, Becerra has asked Republicans in the Senate to join Obama and Democrats in enacting “a bipartisan solution to our broken immigration system.” Becerra joins Larry to talk about the immigration lawsuits against Arizona, unemployment, the war in Afghanistan, the deficit and more. What role will the Congressman play in shaping these policies?
Xavier Becerra, Democratic Congressman representing California’s District 31, which includes Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park, Atwater Village, Westlake, Hollywood, Silver Lake and Highland Park. Congressman Becerra is a Senior Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Vice-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.