Press Release
Thursday, February 26, 2015

On Thursday, March 5, 2015, the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee and the Environmental Quality Committee will hold a joint hearing at 6 p.m. March 5 at Torrance City Hall to address the recent ExxonMobil Refinery explosion in Torrance, CA. Witnesses from the community, Exxon Mobil, first responders and air quality/environmental agencies will answer questions on the emergency response, the refinery’s safety record, the impacts to the community and the state’s continued efforts to better prevent and coordinate the response to refinery incidents.  

Media Advisory
Monday, February 23, 2015

SACRAMENTO – For the first time, the California Senate website now includes an unprecedented amount of information on oversight, including a list of upcoming hearings, and an archive of past hearing videos, agendas and reports: All Senate hearings are open for the public to attend, and now every hearing is viewable via livestream on the Senate homepage.

Press Release
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Senate Leader Introduces Legislation to Help Lift Working Parents out of Poverty, Give Child Care Providers a Voice in Fixing Broken System

Press Release
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Statement by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) on State of Texas v. United States of America:

Press Release
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Today, several members from the California State Senate introduced a package of legislative proposals that will strengthen California’s leadership in powering a new clean-energy economy. The proposals include historic benchmarks for pollution reduction, energy efficiency, and petroleum use that will spur innovation and investment and maintain California’s lead in creating jobs in the advanced energy sector. This will be the first series of bills introduced by Senate Democrats to combat climate change and preserve the environment.

Media Advisory
Friday, February 06, 2015

Visiting the Museum of Latin American Art
WHEN: Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

Super Sunday 2015 with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
WHEN: Sunday, February 8, 2015, 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Herscher Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles 90049

Press Release
Wednesday, February 04, 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:


Senator Ben Hueso, a Democrat from San Diego, has been appointed to the California Broadband Council. His term on the committee is a pleasure term and there is no compensation.


Media Advisory
Friday, January 30, 2015

Senate Floor Session

WHEN: Monday, February 2, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814

Riverside's Monday Morning Group Convened by Senator Richard Roth

WHEN: Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: State Capitol Room 113, Sacramento, CA 95814

The Pro Tem will speak to the group, which formed in 1963, to address issues directly affect the region’s economy and quality of life, education, transportation, air and water quality, growth and economic development, and healthcare.

Press Release
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) today issued eight violations of state hazardous waste laws against Exide Technologies, which operates a lead battery recycling plant in Vernon. California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement: