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SACRAMENTO — The Assembly Special Committee on the Office of the Attorney General today voted 6-3 to recommend that the full Assembly confirm Rep. Xavier Becerra as Attorney General of California.

“I was very impressed with the depth and thoughtfulness of Congressman Becerra’s answers to questions posed by the Committee and in his handling of questions in our confirmation hearing,” said Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay). “At this time in California, there is no better person for the job as Attorney General.”

“Today, Congressman Becerra adeptly answered tough questions necessary for him to prove to Californians that he has the courage, the valor, the grit and fortitude, as well as the qualifications necessary to be the legal voice of every Californian,” said Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles). “Congressman Becerra proved that he’s not only battle-tested, but ready for war on behalf of the Golden State.”

The Assembly is scheduled to vote on Becerra’s confirmation on Friday, January 13 during regular floor session at 9:00 a.m.

Audio clips from today’s hearing:

Opening remarks from Committee Co-chair Reggie Jones-Sawyer. (4:27)

Opening remarks from Committee Co-chair Mark Stone. (2:20)

Governor Brown introduces Rep. Xavier Becerra to the Committee. (1:44)

Opening Remarks from Rep. Xavier Becerra at today’s Committee hearing. (5:52)

Website of the Assembly Special Committee on the Office of the Attorney General: http://assembly.ca.gov/Specialcmteattygen

CONTACT: Joey Hill (Jones-Sawyer), (916) 319-2059
Rebecca Marcus (Stone), (916) 319-2029