Press Release

Low-carbon vehicles now more accessible to disadvantaged communities through Charge Ahead Initiative

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Marking an early milestone in rolling out Senate Bill 1275 initiatives in the Central Valley region, California President pro Tempore Kevin de León handed over the keys to a 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid to a working family from Stockton in need of more reliable transportation. Facing a crisis due to a recent smog failure, the family will now be able to put the $125 per month they spend for recurring repairs toward financing a clean and fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid, and their fuel costs will go from $245 to $83 a month.

Media Advisory
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – All Senate hearings are open for the public to attend, and now every Capitol hearing is viewable via livestream on the Senate homepage http://senate.ca.gov. A video archive of hearings going back to 2005 is available via http://senate.ca.gov/media-archive.

Health Care Surge Capacity: Is California ready for disaster and disease treatment?
Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management (Rodriguez/Jackson)

Media Advisory

Low-Emission Vehicles Now Reaching Disproportionately Impacted Communities Through Charge Ahead California Initiative

Friday, May 22, 2015

WHO:

Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles)
Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton)
Mary Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board
Jose Mendoza & Lorena Mendoza of Stockton, new owners of the 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
Tom Knox, Valley CAN “Valley Clean Air Now"
Charge Ahead Coalition

VISUALS:

Remarks
Thursday, May 21, 2015

As prepared for delivery:

Good morning!

I’d like to thank my colleague, Senator Fuller, Chair of today’s Prayer Breakfast, and everyone here who helped to bring us together on this beautiful occasion.

Thank you, Lieutenant Colonel Clare, for that prayer for leadership.

Brothers and sisters: Let us pray for California. Let us pray for wisdom and grace, humility and compassion in the face of the vast challenges that lie ahead.

Video
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León and Senator Richard Pan kick-off the installation of a 2.5 kW solar electric system on a low-income home in Sacramento, California. Funding comes from California’s landmark cap-and-trade program, with direction from SB 535 (De León) which targets investments in communities that need it most.

For more information: focus.senate.ca.gov/climate

Press Release
Wednesday, May 20, 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
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León released the following statement on the oil spill off of El Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County:

Remarks
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

 

As prepared for delivery:

Good morning and thank you very much for having me.

All of you in this room understand the connection between mobility and prosperity. You understand better than anyone that our families need to get to work, and school; they need to get to the doctor’s office, and to the airport, and to all of our businesses to support our growing economy. 

Press Release
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Support Comes After Pro Tem De León and Treasurer Chiang Visit to DC

Press Release
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement today on the passage of minimum-wage and wage-theft ordinances by the Los Angeles City Council:

“It’s a great day for workers in the city of Los Angeles who toil for wages well below their worth and for the Los Angeles City Council who recognized that workers struggling with poverty deserve a pay raise and better protection from employers who steal their paychecks.

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