Pelosi Statement on Chairman Becerra’s Nomination to Serve as California Attorney General

Dec 1, 2016
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released this statement after Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra accepted the nomination from California Governor Edmund ‘Jerry’ Brown to serve as the next California Attorney General:

“Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra is a steadfast champion for hard-working families in California and across America.  For nearly a quarter century, Xavier has been a relentless fighter for progressive values.  With his long history of public service – as a deputy attorney general in California, in the California state legislature and in the Congress – Xavier brings tremendous experience and expertise, courage and wisdom to the office of California’s top law enforcement officer.

“Xavier’s strategic leadership, keen intellect and substantive policy expertise have been crucial to the progress House Democrats have achieved for working families.  As a Member of the Ways and Means Committee, he has been a fierce guardian of Social Security and a strong advocate for the resources needed to improve the lives of all Americans.  As a former chair of the Hispanic Caucus, he has proven himself a national leader on issues facing the Latino community, including immigration.  As Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, he has helped build a stronger America for all.

“Paul and I congratulate Xavier.  We are grateful to the entire Becerra family for their contributions to the Congress, our beloved home state, and the country.”

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