Xavier Becerra is a U.S. Congressman, dedicated to promoting issues affecting industries critical to the economic vitality of Southern California, such as health care, high technology, entertainment, and stimulating free, yet fair, trade. As vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus, he wields a strong voice in House leadership, helping to drive the legislative decision making process. He is ranking member of the Ways and Means Committee, which is responsible for formulating our nationís tax, Social Security, Medicare, trade and income security laws. He is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, of which he once served as chairman.