BY THE NUMBERS
STANDING WITH THE MIDDLE CLASS
On July 25, the Democratic-led Senate passed legislation which would extend tax cuts for middle class families on income up to $250,000. Rep. Becerra and House Democratic members of Congress have urged the passage of these middle class tax cuts in the House of Representatives. We cannot afford to give additional $1 trillion in tax breaks to those who need them least. Let’s take a look at the numbers behind this proposal:
- 100% of taxpayers would receive a tax cut on their first $250,000 of income.
- Ending additional tax breaks for the richest 2% would reduce the federal deficit by $930 billion.
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- 97% of small businesses would not pay a penny more.
REP. BECERRA DEFENDS PATIENT RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS
On July 11, the Republican majority in the House of Representatives voted to pass legislation (H.R. 6079) that repeals patient rights and protections guaranteed to millions of Americans by the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Becerra delivered the following remarks on the House floor before voting against the legislation:
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REP. BECERRA DELIVERS SPEECH ON LATINO VALUES WHICH STRENGTHEN OUR DEMOCRACY AND ECONOMY
On July 19, Rep. Becerra delivered a speech on the growing importance of Latinos in our economy and democracy. He emphasized the role Latinos have played in America’s greatness since the nation’s founding and their continued influence in shaping the American dream in the 21st century. You can view the full speech here.
TELEPHONE TOWN HALL
On Wednesday, July 25, Rep. Becerra held a Telephone Town Hall where he heard from constituents throughout the 31st Congressional District. Among the topics of discussion were the extension of tax cuts for the middle class, Medicare benefits, and the Affordable Care Act. If you missed this telephone town hall you can listen to an audio recording by clicking on the link below (MP3 player required):
Telephone Town Hall, July 25, 2012 (59 min)
REP. BECERRA HONORS STUDENT ART COMPETITION WINNER AT DODGER GAME
On July 30, Rep. Becerra recognized Natasha Carovska, the 2012 winner of the 31st Congressional District Student Art Competition in a pregame ceremony at Dodger Stadium before the Dodgers faced the Arizona Diamondbacks. He also celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Dodger Stadium by presenting his statement in the Congressional Record to Dodgers President Stan Kasten.
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