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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 Health Care: Johnson & Johnson delay prompts criticism of CDC panel | Pfizer CEO says third dose of COVID-19 vaccine 'likely' needed within one year | CDC finds less than 1 percent of fully vaccinated people got COVID-19 NIH to make announcement on fetal tissue research policy amid Trump-era restrictions Overnight Health Care: CDC director calls on Michigan to 'close things down' amid surge in cases | Regeneron says antibody therapy prevents COVID-19 infections MORE (D) was chosen Tuesday to give the Spanish-language Democratic response to President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden administration still seizing land near border despite plans to stop building wall: report Illinois House passes bill that would mandate Asian-American history lessons in schools Overnight Defense: Administration says 'low to moderate confidence' Russia behind Afghanistan troop bounties | 'Low to medium risk' of Russia invading Ukraine in next few weeks | Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats he 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.