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Conversations with California’s congressmen and women – Rep. Xavier Becerra

California Congressman Xavier Becerra and Patt in the studio
California Congressman Xavier Becerra and Patt in the studio
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Continuing our series of conversations with California’s lawmakers, we talk with Congressman Xavier Becerra, Democrat from Los Angeles. As members of Congress get ready to go back to DC after their recess ends in early September, they're preparing to deal with a number of issues -- among them are the unprecedented rate of unemployment, the continuing economic downturn, immigration and foreign relations issues. To top it all, mid-term elections are rapidly approaching, elections which could make or break the Democrats’ House majority. Rep. Becerra weighs in on these issues and more, and takes your calls.


Congressman Xavier Becerra, (D-CA’s 31st District); Member of the Health, Oversight and Social Security subcommittees of the Ways and Means Committee; also a member of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform