National Press Club

California AG plans Headliners Newsmaker discussing anti-Trump litigation on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m.

November 28, 2017 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra will speak at a NPC Newsmaker event on Dec. 6.

California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra will speak at a NPC Newsmaker event on Dec. 6.

California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra plans to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker press event on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. in the First Amendment Lounge to discuss the legal actions his state has taken against the Trump administration.

The news conference is expected to be moderated by Los Angeles Times reporter Chris Megerian, and is open to credentialed media and Press Club members free of charge, with advance registration required. Click here to register.

In a New York Times profile Nov. 26, Becerra said the philosophy of the Democratic Party leaders should be, “If you work hard and play by the rules, we’ve got your back.”

Becerra doesn’t believe the Trump administration has been following the rules and since becoming California’s attorney general he’s been pushing back against the White House. California has filed roughly two dozen lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s efforts to make changes that affect immigrant rights, civil rights, environmental standards and consumer protections.

Prior to becoming California’s attorney general late last year, Becerra served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 24 years with 10 years serving in the House leadership. He was the first Latino to serve on the House Ways & Means Committee.

The son of immigrants, Becerra attended Stanford University for both his undergraduate and law school education. He worked as a California’s deputy attorney general and was elected to the State Assembly before running for Congress.