A staunch advocate for working families, Xavier Becerra has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1993. He was elected by his colleagues to serve as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus during the 113th Congress. Xavier Becerra serves as a senior member of the powerful Committees on Ways and Means which has jurisdiction over this nation’s tax, Social Security, Medicare, and trade laws.
During his tenure in Congress, Xavier has authored legislation to protect taxpayers, strengthen Medicare, create urban renewal, offer student loan forgiveness to librarians in underserved communities, give law enforcement new tools to solve gun crimes, and start the process toward constructing a National Museum of the American Latino.
The first in his family to attend college, Xavier graduated from Stanford University in 1980, soon after returning to his alma mater to attend la school, completing his juris doctorate in 1984.
Following law school, Xavier worked for a legal services agency representing the mentally ill. He then served as a Deputy Attorney General in California. In 1990, he was elected to the California State Assembly.
Xavier Becerra is married to Dr. Carolina Reyes, a Harvard Medical School graduate. They are the proud parents of three daughters.