Press Release
Monday, April 04, 2016

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement on a ruling made by the Supreme Court of the United States today on Evenwel v. Abbott, a voting rights case that brought into question whether legislative districts should be based on population or the amount of voting-age citizens.

Media Advisory
Monday, April 04, 2016

SACRAMENTO – All Senate hearings are open for the public to attend, and 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.

High Speed Rail: An Overview of the 2016 Draft Business Plan

Video
Sunday, April 03, 2016

Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León’s prepared remarks in English & Spanish:

Press Release
Thursday, March 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO - California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today issued the following statement on César Chávez Day:

“There is dignity in labor no matter what the job. César Chávez recognized a quiet dignity in California’s farm workers who toiled for long hours, little pay, and in harsh conditions – all for the promise of a brighter future. César Chávez gave them a voice, drew strength from their courage, and galvanized a movement that changed our nation.

Press Release
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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

Press Release

Vote Propels California’s Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program, Enactment Legislation Announced

Monday, March 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO –The California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board voted unanimously Monday on final recommendations on how to structure the Secure Choice Retirement Savings Plan, a landmark workplace retirement-savings program called a model for the nation by the New York Times. Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) then announced plans to amend his original legislation that created the program, Senate Bill 1234. Press conference video.

Press Release
Monday, March 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO - Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) made the following remarks in English and Spanish today at a press conference with Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on the minimum wage deal:

“In the wealthiest state in the wealthiest nation on earth, no one who works full time should be forced to live in poverty.

“Wages have stagnated for decades while consumer costs, corporate profits, and executive bonuses have skyrocketed.

Press Release
Monday, March 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO – All Senate hearings are open for the public to attend, and 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.

Joint Hearing: Sunset Review Oversight Hearing: Bureau For Private Postsecondary Education

Media Advisory

Secure Choice Board to Make Final Retirement Savings Plan Recommendations to the Legislature

Thursday, March 24, 2016

SACRAMENTO –­­­ Senate President  pro Tempore Kevin de León, author of SB 1234 which created the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust Act, and State Treasurer John Chiang, Chair of the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board, will hold a news conference on Monday, March 28.