Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker, California State Senator Kevin de León, Massachusetts State Senator Michael Barrett, and over 550 state legislators from across the country issued a statement today committed to maintaining U.S. leadership on fighting climate change and adhering to the Paris Climate Agreement. “Climate change is not a conspiracy, a hoax, or a partisan cause. Climate change is real and caused by human activity,” said Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker, who initiated the sign-on statement.
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement after United States Senate Republicans unveiled their plan to reform U.S. healthcare policy.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and State Sen. Kevin de León voiced their support Monday in downtown Los Angeles for de León’s bill that would limit local and state law enforcement assistance with federal immigration action in California.
“Under Constitutional threats from a reckless Trump administration, Senate Bill 54 protects our local law enforcement and the resources that they need to keep our communities safe,” de León said at the news conference held in the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck for the first time offered his full support for a bill that would prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from carrying out immigration laws, calling it an important proposal that protects the trust between his department and the neighborhoods it polices.
SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate approved Senate Resolution 41 on Monday, calling on the U.S. Senate to be more open and transparent with the public in its ongoing negotiations surrounding the American Healthcare Act.
Former U.S. Attorney General Holder Sends Legal Opinion to A.G. Sessions
LOS ANGELES – The California Values Act, SB 54, by California Senate Leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) picked up important law enforcement endorsements today from Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck and Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart. Senate Leader de León also released a legal opinion by the former Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder (attached) outlining how the measure fully complies with federal laws and the U.S. Constitution.
Press Conference with California Senate Leader Kevin de León, Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and Statewide Law Enforcement On SB 54 was held on Monday, June 19th, 2017.
LOS ANGELES – California Senate Leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will host a press conference about law enforcement’s support of immigrants and SB 54, The California Values Act, with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, and top law enforcement officials from across the state.
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Senate Budget Chair Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) released the following statements regarding the Senate’s passage of the 2017-18 state budget.
Learn more about key components of the budget agreement at focus.senate.ca.gov/budget.
Senate Leader de León: