Xavier Becerra Committee Assignments 114th


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Becerra is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Becerra sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Becerra was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Becerra sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (33%)Sports and Recreation (25%)Arts, Culture, Religion (25%)Taxation (17%)

Recent Bills

Some of Becerra’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Becerra’s VoteVote Description
Yea H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed 249/177.
Yea H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed 263/146.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
No H.R. 1731: National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
Apr 23, 2015. Passed 355/63.
No H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 3, 2014. Passed 378/46.
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
No H.R. 3309 (113th): Innovation Act
Dec 5, 2013. Passed 325/91.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay H.Res. 915 (111th): Encouraging the Republic of Hungary to respect the rule of law, treat foreign investors fairly, and promote ...
Dec 8, 2009. Passed 333/74.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Jan 2017, Becerra missed 1,096 of 16,021 roll call votes, which is 6.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2017. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
1993 Jan-Mar12743.1%54th
1993 Apr-Jun1903015.8%92nd
1993 Jul-Sep16453.0%70th
1993 Oct-Nov13421.5%48th
1994 Jan-Mar9555.3%76th
1994 Apr-Jun219188.2%91st
1994 Jul-Sep1422819.7%94th
1994 Oct-Nov5112.0%50th
1995 Jan-Mar2797828.0%99th
1995 Apr-Jun189168.5%92nd
1995 Jul-Sep2323012.9%97th
1995 Oct-Dec18552.7%60th
1996 Jan-Mar11098.2%82nd
1996 Apr-Jun1822413.2%97th
1996 Jul-Sep16353.1%61st
1997 Jan-Mar7122.8%48th
1997 Apr-Jun174158.6%95th
1997 Jul-Sep232177.3%90th
1997 Oct-Nov16384.9%81st
1998 Jan-Mar891820.2%96th
1998 Apr-Jun185147.6%86th
1998 Jul-Sep19984.0%68th
1998 Oct-Dec7479.5%95th
1999 Jan-Mar771722.1%98th
1999 Apr-Jun184158.2%89th
1999 Jul-Sep20483.9%79th
1999 Oct-Nov14653.4%61st
2000 Jan-Mar951313.7%85th
2000 Apr-Jun277186.5%85th
2000 Jul-Sep1302317.7%95th
2000 Oct-Dec1012322.8%89th
2001 Jan-Mar754762.7%99th
2001 Apr-Jun1351712.6%96th
2001 Jul-Sep14900.0%0th
2001 Oct-Dec153117.2%87th
2002 Jan-Mar7967.6%83rd
2002 Apr-Jun203199.4%91st
2002 Jul-Sep14196.4%74th
2002 Oct-Nov61711.5%89th
2003 Jan-Mar941010.6%95th
2003 Apr-Jun2392610.9%94th
2003 Jul-Sep19394.7%79th
2003 Oct-Dec15185.3%70th
2004 Jan-Mar10454.8%57th
2004 Apr-Jun221146.3%81st
2004 Jul-Sep16174.3%54th
2004 Oct-Dec5846.9%66th
2005 Jan-Mar9066.7%75th
2005 Apr-Jun272228.1%90th
2005 Jul-Sep14685.5%82nd
2005 Oct-Dec163116.7%84th
2006 Jan-Mar8111.2%38th
2006 Apr-Jun276134.7%80th
2006 Jul-Sep15985.0%80th
2006 Nov-Dec27518.5%89th
2007 Jan-Mar21300.0%0th
2007 Apr-Jun393348.7%92nd
2007 Jul-Sep317134.1%79th
2007 Oct-Dec26351.9%32nd
2008 Jan-Mar14921.3%23rd
2008 Apr-Jun321123.7%61st
2008 Jul-Sep20552.4%48th
2008 Oct-Dec1500.0%0th
2009 Jan-Mar17431.7%44th
2009 Apr-Jun303216.9%88th
2009 Jul-Sep26862.2%61st
2009 Oct-Dec24683.3%58th
2010 Jan-Mar19552.6%46th
2010 Apr-Jun219146.4%78th
2010 Jul-Sep15142.6%59th
2010 Nov-Dec9933.0%45th
2011 Jan-Mar21262.8%78th
2011 Apr-Jun28182.8%72nd
2011 Jul-Sep24741.6%54th
2011 Oct-Dec20883.8%69th
2012 Jan-Mar15164.0%74th
2012 Apr-Jun299206.7%81st
2012 Jul-Sep15253.3%73rd
2012 Nov-Dec5123.9%56th
2013 Jan-Jan500.0%0th
2013 Jan-Mar8911.1%42nd
2013 Apr-Jun21594.2%74th
2013 Jul-Sep20021.0%42nd
2013 Oct-Dec13764.4%74th
2014 Jan-Mar14885.4%79th
2014 Apr-Jun219135.9%78th
2014 Jul-Sep14710.7%28th
2014 Nov-Dec4900.0%0th
2015 Jan-Mar14432.1%50th
2015 Apr-Jun2442610.7%94th
2015 Jul-Sep13942.9%73rd
2015 Oct-Dec17710.6%31st
2016 Jan-Mar1373324.1%96th
2016 Apr-Jun20410.5%19th
2016 Jul-Sep23252.2%68th
2016 Nov-Dec4836.3%83rd
2017 Jan-Mar614268.9%99th

Primary Sources

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Xavier Becerra is pronounced:

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The House Democratic Caucus nominates and elects the Democratic Party leadership in the United States House of Representatives. The group is composed of all Democratic Representatives in the House. In its roles as a party conference, the caucus writes and enforces rules of conduct and discipline for its members, approves committee assignments, and serves as the primary forum for development of party policy and legislative priorities. It hosts weekly meetings for these purposes and to communicate the party's message to members. The caucus has a Caucus Chairman and Caucus Vice-Chair (formerly called the Secretary).

For the 115th Congress, which began in 2017, Joseph Crowley of New York serves as Chair, with Linda Sánchez of California as Vice-Chair.

Leadership history[edit]

The forerunner of the House Democratic Caucus, the Democratic-Republican caucus, was established on April 2, 1796, to stop a treaty with Great Britain which unfairly treated American sailors. For many years, through 1820, it nominated presidential candidates (before the era of national nominating conventions).

Since 2003, the House Democratic Leader has been Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California (the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history).[1]

At the Organizational Meeting on November 18, 2008, of the Democratic Caucus for the 111th Congress, Representative John B. Larson (D-Connecticut) was elected Caucus Chairman by acclamation. The election was presided over by the outgoing chairman of the Democratic Caucus for the 110th Congress, former Representative Rahm Emanuel (D-Illinois). Rep. Larson officially assumed the position of chairman on the first day of the 111th Congress, January 3, 2009.

After his election as chairman at the Organizational Meeting on November 18, Chairman Larson presided over the election of Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-California), who defeated Representative Marcy Kaptur of Ohio by a vote count of 175 to 67. Rep. Becerra likewise assumed his vice-chairmanship on January 3.

List of Caucus Chairmen[edit]

List of Secretaries[edit]

This list may be incomplete.

List of Vice-Chairs[edit]


See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^http://www.democraticleader.gov/
  2. ^No clear records remain for this Congress.
  3. ^No clear records remain for this Congress.
  4. ^No clear records remain for these Congresses.
  5. ^Caucus records show Representative Niblack and Representative Randall as both having served as chairman during the Congress, but no dates of service were specified.
  6. ^Representative Fernando Wood of New York nominated the Democratic leadership slate in the House, but there is no other evidence to show he was elected caucus chairman.
  7. ^Available data show that Representative John F. House nominated Samuel J. Randall as the Democratic candidate for Speaker, the traditional role of the caucus chairman. Later data show W.S. Rosecrans issuing the next call for a Democratic Caucus meeting, but there is no evidence to suggest that Rosecrans was actually elected caucus chairman.
  8. ^Former Parliamentarian Clarence Cannon's notes state "Cox died during this Congress and [Representative James B.] McCreary evidently succeeded or acted for him." However, Representative Cox died on September 10, 1889, six months after the sine die adjournment of the 50th Congress and the convening of the 51st Congress.
  9. ^Caucus records are contradictory for this period. They show the election of Representative James Hay as chairman on January 19, 1911, but do not mention a resignation by incumbent chairman Clayton, nor do they specify that Hay was elected chairman for the new Congress. Later, they show the election of Representative Albert S. Burleson on April 11, 1911.
  10. ^Resigned from the House, October 5, 1930; there is no record of an election to fill the vacancy as caucus chair.
  11. ^Resigned following election as majority (floor) leader, September 16, 1940; records do not indicate that a successor was chosen during the remainder of the Congress.
  12. ^Died in office, May 31, 1963. Caucus chairman post vacant until January 21, 1964.
  13. ^Representative Hoyer was elected Caucus Chairman on June 21, 1989, following the June 14, 1989, election of Representative William (Bill) H. Gray III as Majority Whip.
  14. ^On January 16, 2006, Representative Menendez resigned from the House after he was appointed to the Senate.
  15. ^Center for American Women and Politics
  16. ^http://democrats.rules.house.gov/archives/RL30607.pdf

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