California AG Becerra to give Spanish-language SOTU response

California AG Becerra to give Spanish-language SOTU response
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California Attorney General Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump official violated ethics rules in seeking EPA job for relative, watchdog finds| Trump administration aims to buy uranium for reserve 'as soon as possible,' official says| 18 states fight conservative think tank effort to freeze fue 18 states fight conservative think tank effort to freeze fuel efficiency standards OVERNIGHT ENERGY: States, green groups sue Trump over rollback of Obama fuel efficiency regulations | Oil lobby says low prices still hurting industry | Conservative group wants Trump to go further in rolling back key environmental law MORE (D) was chosen Tuesday to give the Spanish-language Democratic response to President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichael Flynn transcripts reveal plenty except crime or collusion 50 people arrested in Minneapolis as hundreds more National Guard troops deployed Missouri state lawmaker sparks backlash by tweeting 'looters deserve to be shot' MORE's State of the Union speech on Feb. 5.
 
Becerra, a former lawmaker who served in Congress for 24 years, has used his position as attorney general to challenge many of Trump's policy initiatives, particularly on immigration, health care and the environment.
 
“I’m looking forward to addressing my fellow Americans on a day when truth, candor and unity should be the order of the day," Becerra said in a statement.
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As a member of Congress, Becerra rose to chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, and was the highest-ever ranking Latino member at the time.
 
 
As California's first Hispanic attorney general, Becerra has sued the Trump administration 45 times, breaking the record for lawsuits by a single state against any one federal administration.
 
 
"[Becerra's] moral and vigilant leadership on behalf of hardworking families is a critical marker for all who believe that our country’s best days are still ahead of us,” said Schumer.
 
Pelosi and Schumer also selected Former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, the state's 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee, to deliver the English-language response.