Media Advisory
Monday, July 03, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Judiciary Committee is scheduled on Wednesday, July 5, to vote on SB 54, the California Values Act, by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). The measure, with few exceptions, prevents state and local law enforcement agencies and officers from assisting in the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

What: The Assembly Judiciary Committee to vote on SB 54, the California Values Act

When: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Press Release
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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

Media Clips
Friday, June 23, 2017

Kevin de León figured he would get crushed in his first election. Egged on by his friends into running for an open seat in the California State Assembly in 2006, he faced off against the granddaughter of labor icon César Chávez in a heavily Latino Central Los Angeles district. “No question about it,” he says, laughing from the passenger seat of a big black SUV weaving through brutal San Francisco rush-hour traffic. “I used to pray, ‘Lord, when I lose, just make it respectable.'” While much of America is freaking out over the new normal, de León feels like he’s been here before.

Media Clips
Friday, June 23, 2017

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.

Press Release
Thursday, June 22, 2017

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.

Media Clips
Thursday, June 22, 2017

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.

Media Clips
Thursday, June 22, 2017

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.

Press Release
Monday, June 19, 2017

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.

Press Release

Former U.S. Attorney General Holder Sends Legal Opinion to A.G. Sessions

Monday, June 19, 2017

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.

Video
Monday, June 19, 2017

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.