SACRAMENTO – California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today:
"On behalf of California’s state senate I wish to convey our thanks to our fearless firefighters for their tireless efforts combating historic wildfires and our heartfelt condolences to those who lost loved ones and homes in the fires.
“The damage caused by these wildfires to property, our environment, our infrastructure and our economy is staggering.
SACRAMENTO – California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released a video message today announcing he will join colleagues in introducing legislation to preserve net neutrality in California. This comes after the Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision to repeal safeguards that keep the internet open and free.
The video message can be viewed in full here.
Below is a transcript of the Senate Leader’s message:
LOS ANGELES – Senate Democrats will introduce legislation in January to mitigate the damage to California taxpayers from the Republican tax scam. The Senate is eager to work with the Assembly, Department of Finance and Governor to shield California families from bearing the cost of a trillion-dollar tax shift from corporations and the very wealthy to middle class working families and California taxpayers.
LOS ANGELES – At a press conference Wednesday, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and a broad coalition in support of the Dream Act called on Congressional Democrats to withhold their support of a budget deal unless protections for Dreamers are enacted.
With a federal budget deadline just a few days away and Republicans needing the support of Democrats to keep the federal government running, Senator de León urged Democrats on Capitol Hill to hold fast.
SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D – Los Angeles) will hold a press conference in Los Angeles tomorrow with a broad coalition in support of the Dream Act to urge its passage next week before Congress recesses for the holidays:
When: 11:00am, Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Where: California Community Foundation, 221 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) announced Thursday he is taking unprecedented steps to end a culture of pervasive sexual harassment in the Capitol by hiring two law firms with deep experience in investigating work-place misconduct and partnering with a respected non-profit that provides intervention services to abused women.
SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will hold a press conference in his office tomorrow:
What: Press conference to provide an update on the Senate’s efforts to strengthen its independent process and protect victims of sexual harassment, and other policy matters.
When: 10:30am, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Where: California State Capitol, Room 205
BERKELEY – The financial future looks brighter for millions of low-to-middle income workers in California in danger of slipping into poverty upon retirement thanks to legislation championed by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), according to research released today by the University of California Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Employment.
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today released this statement:
"The unexpected death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee reminds us that life is too short and we need to make the most of our fleeting time on Earth.
"Ed believed that and worked to achieve many great accomplishments throughout his life, including becoming the first Asian American mayor of one of America’s finest cities. A city, by the way, that was built by Chinese immigrants.
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today:
"For nearly four years, it's been a profound honor to lead a unified, progressive and collaborative California State Senate. Together, we've put the public interest over individual ambitions and made enduring progress on behalf of millions of Californians.
“Unfinished work remains - and so does our Senate's important tradition of seamless and peaceful leadership transitions.