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House Dems urge vote on immigration overhaul

House Dems urge vote on immigration overhaul

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Democrats called on John Boehner to pass an immigration overhaul that has been languishing in the House since October, because they've run out of patience.
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Obama softens position on deportations, seeks review

Obama softens position on deportations, seeks review

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- President Obama called for a review of the administration's deportation polices to see if they can be carried out in a more sensitive manner, officials said.
Boehner warns Obama not to act unilaterally

Boehner warns Obama not to act unilaterally

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner warned President Obama before Tuesday's State of the Union address not to act unilaterally.
House adjourns without vote on shutdown, debt limit

House adjourns without vote on shutdown, debt limit

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Tuesday adjourned until noon Wednesday without voting on ending the government shutdown or extending the debt ceiling.
White House: Obama would veto supercommittee resolution

White House: Obama would veto supercommittee resolution

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The White House said if Congress passes legislation establishing a so-called supercommittee on deficit reduction, U.S. President Barack Obama will veto it.
House GOP putting together its version of DREAM Act

House GOP putting together its version of DREAM Act

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- House Republicans are crafting a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for children brought to the United States illegally by their parents, aides said.
Immigration reform would save $897B, CBO says

Immigration reform would save $897B, CBO says

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- The Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday an immigration bill before the U.S. Senate would cut the federal deficit by $897 billion in the next two decades.
McCain optimistic on immigration reform

McCain optimistic on immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says if House Republicans reject immigration reform the party is likely to suffer for it at the polls.
House group working on immigration bill

House group working on immigration bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A bipartisan U.S. House group is working secretly to come up with an immigration bill before President Obama's State of the Union address, aides said.
House Dems rip GOP for leaving Washington

House Dems rip GOP for leaving Washington

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Democrat after Democrat spoke Friday in a near-empty U.S. House chamber, criticizing Republican leaders for going into recess while major bills languish.

Dems ask Boehner to keep House in session

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democratic leaders called on Speaker John Boehner Thursday to cancel the House recess until economic, budgetary and job-related issues are addressed.

Zandi: No deal for supercommittee

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Economist Mark Zandi said Sunday he thinks the congressional supercommittee won't be able to reach a deal to cut the U.S. deficit as this week's deadline looms.
Becerra declines U.S. trade post

Becerra declines U.S. trade post

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Rep. Xavier Becerra decided against accepting President-elect Barack Obama's offer to be U.S. Trade Representative, the Democrat told a California newspaper.

Becerra named No. 2 in House Dems' caucus

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democrats Tuesday elected Rep. Xavier Becerra of California as caucus vice chairman.

Blue Dog Dems back Crowley in caucus move

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Moderate Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are pushing for Rep. Joe Crowley of New York to become the House caucus vice chairman, sources say.
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Xavier Becerra (born January 26, 1958) is an American politician who has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing California's 31st congressional district (map), which is based in Los Angeles.

Becerra was born in Sacramento, California, the son of working-class immigrants. He graduated in 1976 from C.K. McClatchy High School located in central city Sacramento. He went on to earn his B.A. in economics from Stanford University and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. He was initially a lawyer, working on cases involving individuals with mental impairment. He was also a staff member for California State Senator Art Torres and the Deputy Attorney-General of California. Becerra was a one-term member of the California State Assembly before entering the House.

Becerra is married to physician Carolina Reyes, and has three children.

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