California Senate Leader Kevin de Léon Blasts Trump at Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

California State Senate leader Kevin de Léon on Thursday blasted President Donald Trump’s policies, pledged to tackle housing costs, and support the film industry in a wide-ranging State of the State address to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Speaking at the third annual luncheon on the Paramount Pictures lot, De Léon, a Los Angeles Democrat, said he and other California political leaders are positioning the state as a champion of clean energy, even if Trump’s administration has pulled out of the Paris climate accord.

“We’re not going to allow one election to reverse our progress,” De Léon said, detailing how California leaders are forging ahead with their plans to reduce carbon emissions.

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