LOS ANGELES – Eight young leaders, ages 15 to 22, from diverse backgrounds, launched a week-long fast in support of immigrant children and their families fleeing violence and poverty in Central America. Senate President pro Tempore-elect Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) joined the fasters in calling for the immigrant children and their families to be treated with compassion, and asking Congress and the President to grant them refugee status.
$90+ Million for Central Valley K-12 Schools in 2014
Prop 39 Co-Chair Visits Fresno’s Roosevelt High to See Energy Efficiency Retrofit Plans
LOS ANGELES – On the eve of Independence Day, Senate President pro Tempore-elect Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) made the following remarks regarding the Murrieta protests and immigration reform:
SACRAMENTO – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning that corporations can be exempted from federal laws that burden their religious beliefs, including the federal law requiring that insurance coverage include birth control with no copay just like other preventive care. This decision affects 90% of businesses and 52% of the population.
Senate President pro Tempore-elect Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement:
SACRAMENTO –Today, President Obama announced his plans to take executive action to address immigration reform, a week after House Speaker John A. Boehner told him that there would not be an immigration vote in the House this year. Speaking from the White House Rose Garden, President Obama said he will pursue executive actions by the end of summer.
In response to the President’s announcement Senate President pro Tempore-elect Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement:
East Los Angeles Charged Up about Electric Vehicles
Rebate/Loan/Financing Options Proposed for Low-Income Californians
What: What if California could reduce air pollution, improve health and save working families money? We can! The Charge Ahead California campaign and Senator Kevin de León are working together to put 1 million electric cars, trucks and buses on our roads in the next decade and make sure that all Californians can access clean transportation.
Providing Justice through Uniformity of Response Policies and Protocols
First Latino to lead the Senate in Modern History
SACRAMENTO – In a unanimous vote by his peers, Senators Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) was elected President pro Tempore of the State Senate on Monday, June 16, 2014.
The first Latino to be elected President pro Tempore in more than 130 years, and the first Angeleno since Senator David Roberti left office in 1994, Senator De León released the following statement: