Quotes by: Xavier Becerra

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Xavier Becerra
Attorney General of California
Designate
Taking office
January 2017
Governor Jerry Brown
Succeeding Kathleen Kenealy (Acting)
Chair of the House Democratic Conference
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017
Leader Nancy Pelosi
Preceded by John Larson
Succeeded by Joe Crowley
Vice Chair of the House Democratic Conference
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2013
Leader Nancy Pelosi
Preceded by John Larson
Succeeded by Joe Crowley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 34th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded by Lucille Roybal-Allard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 31st district
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Hilda Solis
Succeeded by Gary Miller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 30th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003
Preceded by Marty Martínez
Succeeded by Henry Waxman
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 59th district
In office
1990–1992
Preceded by Charles Calderon
Succeeded by Dick Mountjoy
Personal details
Born (1958-01-26) January 26, 1958 (age 58)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Carolina Reyes
Education Stanford University (BA, JD)

We have a tax code that allows groups to use their political operations within the tax code, under the guise of a charity, to use undisclosed millions of dollars to do political campaigns.
Xavier Becerra
Diabetes occurs at twice the rate in the African American community as it does in white Americans.
Xavier Becerra
I have been chastised by a president, I have antagonized and angered presidents, and I have taken on my own leadership.
Xavier Becerra
Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure.
Xavier Becerra
If we finally chose as a country to take responsibility for the wars that we believe we must engage in, and rather than borrow money to exercise that authority to go to war, we actually pay for these wars, that would save us over a trillion dollars, because that's what we have spent in Iraq and Afghanistan - all through borrowed money.
Xavier Becerra
As a regent, I hope to bring that important perspective of a typical family visitor in combination with my background as a Member of Congress and a proponent of the Smithsonian's efforts to reach all Americans.
Xavier Becerra
Shame on me if I don't try to do more with what I have. It would be... a terrible thing to waste this opportunity to try to make a difference.
Xavier Becerra
Individuals with kidney disease who are able to obtain treatment early experience a higher quality of life and are able to maintain more of their day-to-day activities, including keeping their jobs.
Xavier Becerra
According to Teenage Research Unlimited, 51 percent of 13-15 year olds say they will be faced with making a decision regarding alcohol in the next three months.
Xavier Becerra
The worst thing would be for a Canada to develop a Hollywood. This is an industry we are going to have to fight to defend. We have to compete now so productions stay here. We don't want entertainment to be like the steel industry.
Xavier Becerra
It is critical that parents and other trusted adults initiate conversations with kids about underage drinking well in advance of the first time they are faced with a decision regarding alcohol.
Xavier Becerra
African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans.
Xavier Becerra
When the game is on, I want to be on the field, but I'm willing to catch, walk, run. I just want to be there. I'll even be water boy.
Xavier Becerra
If you're saying you should not be allowed in the country, you should be consistent and say that to all immigrants.
Xavier Becerra
Any effort to create a second class of Americans, I just can't swallow that.
Xavier Becerra
My father was a construction worker most of his life. My mother, when she came from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to the United States, never had a chance to go to college either and became a clerical worker. But they did nothing but build this country.
Xavier Becerra
I... now see a rare opportunity to push across the goal line much of the unfinished business of America: investing in our infrastructure and workers, universal healthcare, comprehensive immigration reform and scrubbing a tax code that's out of shape and behind the times.
Xavier Becerra
I think I've been a very good student of all aspects of being in Congress. I think I'm always working hard to get an 'A.'
Xavier Becerra
But 18 years after the passage of the Civil Liberties Act, there still remains unfinished work to completely rectify and close this regrettable chapter in our Nation's history.
Xavier Becerra
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