Press Release
Friday, January 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement in response to recent changes in federal law enforcement directives with respect to cannabis:

Press Release
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statements today reacting to Governor Jerry Brown’s initial budget proposal.

Press Release
Tuesday, January 09, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, the Senate Democratic Caucus voted unanimously to select Senator Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) the next President pro Tempore of the California State Senate, succeeding Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). President pro Tempore-designee Atkins will be formally elected on the Senate floor and take office on March 21st, 2018.

Senate President pro Tempore de León released the following statement on today’s vote:

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Media Advisory
Monday, January 08, 2018

SACRAMENTOThe California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León will hold a press conference in San Jose tomorrow to discuss SB 460, the California Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act of 2018:

Who:
Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
Ana Montes, Organizing Director, The Utility Reform Network
Tim Molina, Organizing Director, Courage Campaign
And other advocates

When: 9:30am, Tuesday, January 9, 2018              

Press Release
Monday, January 08, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today after the Trump Administration moved to terminate the temporary protected status of some 200,000 El Salvadoran immigrants living in the United States.

“Ripping hundreds of thousands of legal immigrants from their communities, families and children is foolish and immoral.  The Trump administration is pursuing an agenda of racial animus that divides America and makes us weaker.

Press Release
Friday, January 05, 2018

SACRAMENTO —Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Assembly Rules Committee Chair Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) released the following statement on the release of documents related to the Legislature’s sexual harassment investigations:                                     

Press Release
Thursday, January 04, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation today to protect California residents from the targeted federal tax increases that were enacted in the GOP’s recent tax reform.

“The Republican tax plan gives corporations and hedge-fund managers a trillion-dollar tax cut and expects California taxpayers to foot the bill,” Senator de León said. “We won’t allow California residents to be the casualty of this disastrous tax scheme.” 

Press Release
Thursday, January 04, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation yesterday that aims to protect and preserve net neutrality in California. The California Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act of 2018 will be heard in the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications next week, and on the Senate floor by the end of the month. 

Press Release
Wednesday, January 03, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) today announced the formation of a joint committee tasked with creating a bicameral set of additional reforms to improve how the Legislature addresses the issue of sexual harassment and how it can better protect those who report harassment or abuse.