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California’s influential Congressman Xavier Becerra on his future, POTUS hopefuls and more




Democratic Caucus Chair Becerra updates reporters on status of
Democratic Caucus Chair Becerra updates reporters on status of "Gang of Seven" immigration bill
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Tomorrow is the deadline for potential federal candidates such as Rep. Xavier Becerra (D - CA) to file quarterly campaign finance statements, and it's anticipated Becerra has enough in the bank to be a viable candidate for California's junior Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer (D).

The field could be crowded by California AG Kamala Harris, Asm. Rocky Chavez, and prospective candidates including Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D - CA) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D - CA). As a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, this week the Los Angeles-area Congressman is lobbying against a Republican proposal to repeal the estate tax and lobbying for updates to the Equal Pay Act. Additionally, Larry Mantle will ask for Becerra's thoughts on the latest presidential contenders, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Marco Rubio.

Guest:

Rep. Xavier Becerra, Congressman for California’s 34th District including Downtown LA, Boyle Heights and more; Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus; Committee assignments include Ways and Means, Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security.