Press Release

PPIC Annual Survey Finds Supermajority Support for 2030 Goals

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Media Advisory

Visit Builds Meaningful Framework for Collaboration Between California and Mexico

Friday, July 24, 2015

Press Release

Program Increases Access to Advanced Technology in Low-Income Communities to Meet Climate Goals

Friday, July 24, 2015

Media Advisory

Joins U.S. Delegation in World Games Opening Ceremony

Friday, July 24, 2015

LOS ANGELES – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León will join the U.S. delegation Saturday evening as they march into the storied Los Angeles Coliseum for the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games.

Drawing 10,000 athletes and coaches from 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 50,000 spectators, the World Games is expected to be the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event in 2015.  Organizers also expect the games will be the single largest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics.

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Program Increases Access to Advanced Technology in Low-Income Communities to Meet Climate Goals

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WHEN: Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. PDT

WHAT: Press conference to announce the City of Los Angeles and its community partners have been offered an award of $1.6 million for a pilot program to provide electric vehicle car-sharing options in low-income neighborhoods. The City of L.A. was selected as the top proposal after a competitive selection process and will plan to serve 7,000 residents in the city’s most disadvantaged communities.

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SR 37 Acknowledges Papal Call for Urgent Action on Global Warming

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Still from video of Resolution Presentation
Video of Resolution Presentation: http://youtu.be/0mwd5liGyBk
Bishop Jaime Soto Opening Prayer: http://youtu.be/gjq6wCzwOaA

SACRAMENTO – The Senate today approved a resolution by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) that urges the Legislature, Governor Brown, and the Obama Administration to consider the policy implications of the recently released Papal encyclical.

“Pope Francis rightfully states there is a solid scientific consensus that shows a disturbing warming of the climate, which, as the Pope says, is a ‘common good, belonging to us all,’ ” De León said.

Press Release
Thursday, July 16, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement regarding a package of six bills introduced for consideration during the Extraordinary Session on Health Care:

“Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, and treating tobacco-related illnesses costs California taxpayers billions of dollars. We applaud our members for taking on this public-health crisis for the people of California.”

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Senate to Vote on SR 37 Just Days Before Governor’s Trip to Vatican

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SACRMENTO – The Senate will vote Thursday on a resolution by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León that calls on the Legislature, Governor, and the Obama Administration to consider the policy implications of the Papal encyclical on climate change. Bishop Jaime Soto of the Diocese of Sacramento will open Thursday’s Senate floor session with “A Prayer for the Earth,” an invocation taken directly from the encyclical.

Press Release
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following appointments by the Rules Committee:

Press Release
Monday, July 13, 2015


Dr. Linda Rudolph, Santa Ana City Councilwoman Michele Martinez, and Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León testify on behalf of SB 350

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Natural Resources Committee approved a series of bills advancing California’s fight against climate change and pollution and building a 21st century energy infrastructure. Senate Bill 350 (De León) passed the committee on a 6-2 vote, and Senate Bill 32 (Pavley) was approved 6-3. Both bills now move on to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Several other proposals in the California Climate Leadership package were also approved, including SB 9 (Beall), SB 189 (Hueso), SB 246 (Wieckowski), SB 367 (Wolk), and SB 398 (Leyva).