|The Becerra Bulletin, July 2012|
|Friday, 06 July 2012 17:22|
BY THE NUMBERS
4.4 MILLION NEW PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS
• From December 2007 to December 2009, more than 8.8 million Americans lost their jobs through no fault of their own.
• In the month of January 2009 alone, our economy lost 839,000 jobs.
• In June of 2012, private businesses added 84,000 new employees to their payrolls, marking the 28th consecutive month of private sector job growth.
• Between March of 2011 and June 2012, approximately 4.4 million new private sector jobs have been created.
SUPREME COURT DECLARES AFFORDABLE CARE ACT CONSTITUTIONAL
• 105 million Americans no longer facing lifetime limits on health benefits
Rep. Becerra released the following statement after the decision:
“Three years ago, we began our historic work in Congress to ensure that no American could be denied access to quality affordable health care, to lower the costs of prescription drugs for our seniors, and to protect our most vulnerable from the ravages of an out-of-control health care system. Today, the Supreme Court of the United States has reaffirmed the constitutionality of our work on behalf of the American people to fix a broken health care system. I applaud the Court for its reasoned decision and I look forward to building upon the historic health care reform law to put Americans and their doctors back in charge of their health care choices.”
REP. BECERRA ON SUPREME COURT DECISION ON ARIZONA LAW SB 1070
"Today the Supreme Court reaffirmed what the Constitution makes clear: it is Congress which has the authority to set our national immigration policy. By striking down three of the four most harmful provisions at issue in the case, the Court sent a clear message that a patchwork of conflicting immigration laws across the nation just won't cut it. Even though the Court did not strike down the “show me your papers” provision of the law, it issued a strong warning to not abuse the authority to check the immigration status of individuals suspected of being undocumented. The Court's ruling is a timely reminder to Congress that it has a job to do: it must act on comprehensive immigration reform. It also affirms President Obama’s recent decision to remove the threat of deportation from thousands of young people who came to this country through no fault of their own.”
REP. BECERRA ON ABC “THIS WEEK”
SUPREME COURT DECISION ON HEALTH CARE DISCUSSED DURING TELEPHONE TOWN HALL
2012 STUDENT ART COMPETITION WINNER TRAVELS TO WASHINGTON, DC
REP. BECERRA CONGRATULATES GRADUATING SENIORS AT EAGLE ROCK HIGH