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Key Votes

Xavier Becerra's Voting Records on Issue: Immigration

Full Name: Xavier Becerra
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 34, Democratic Minority Caucus Chair
First Elected: 11/03/1992
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 34
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Carolina; 3 Children: Clarisa, Olivia, Natalia
Birth Date: 01/26/1958
Birth Place: Sacramento, CA
Home City: Los Angeles, CA
Religion: Roman Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 1, 2014 HR 5230 Secure the Southwest Border Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(223 - 189)
Nay
Aug. 1, 2014 HR 5272 To Prohibit Certain Actions with Respect to Deferred Action for Aliens Not Lawfully Present in the United States, and for Other Purposes Bill Passed - House
(216 - 192)
Nay
Oct. 10, 2013 H J Res 79 Border Security and Enforcement Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House
(249 - 175)
Nay
June 6, 2013 H Amdt 136 Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order Amendment Adopted - House
(224 - 201)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 30, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(245 - 139)
Nay
Sept. 20, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 Bill Failed - House
(257 - 158)
Nay
Nov. 29, 2011 HR 3012 Repeals Certain Green Cards Limitations Bill Passed - House
(389 - 15)
Yea
Dec. 8, 2010 HR 5281 DREAM Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(216 - 198)
Yea
May 8, 2008 H Amdt 1045 Undocumented Immigrants' Ineligibility for Certain Financial Assistance Amendment Adopted - House
(391 - 33)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2007 HR 3162 State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization Bill Passed - House
(225 - 204)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2006 HR 6095 Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(277 - 140)
Nay
Sept. 14, 2006 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(283 - 138)
Nay
Dec. 16, 2005 HR 4437 Border Security Bill Bill Passed - House
(239 - 182)
Nay
May 18, 2005 HR 1817 Homeland Security Department Authorization Act FY06 Bill Passed - House
(424 - 4)
Yea
May 5, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Conference Report Adopted - House
(368 - 58)
Nay
March 16, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Bill Passed - House
(388 - 43)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2005 HR 418 Real ID Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(261 - 161)
Nay
May 18, 2004 HR 3722 Undocumented Immigrant Emergency Medical Assistance Bill Failed - House
(88 - 331)
Nay
Sept. 24, 1998 HR 3736 Nonimmigrant Specialty Workers bill Bill Passed - House
(288 - 133)
Yea
Sept. 25, 1996 HR 2202 Immigration Reform bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(305 - 123)
Nay
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 123 English as the National Language Bill Passed - House
(259 - 169)
Nay
April 18, 1996 S 735 Comprehensive Terrorism Prevention Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(293 - 133)
Nay
March 21, 1996 HR 2202 Immigration Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(333 - 87)
Nay
March 20, 1996 H Amdt 968 Immigrant Public Assistance Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(151 - 269)
Yea
March 20, 1996 H Amdt 969 Denying Public Education to Undocumented Immigrants Amendment Adopted - House
(257 - 163)
Nay
March 20, 1996 H Amdt 974 Immigrant English Proficiency Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(210 - 207)
Nay
July 22, 1994 H Amdt 778 Prohibiting Benefits to Undocumented Immigrants Amendment Adopted - House
(220 - 176)
Nay
May 19, 1993 H Amdt 62 Citizens/Legal Residents Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(288 - 127)
Nay

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