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Senate Democrats Support Intervention to Protect California’s Clean Air Standards

March 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO- Following an unprecedented step by the Trump Administration to weaken federal vehicle fuel efficiency standards, California State Senate Democrats have written a letter to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra offering strong support for decisive legal action to intervene on the state’s behalf.

STATEMENT: California Senate Leader on Election of New Republican Minority Leader

March 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on the election of Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to serve as the new Senate Minority Leader:

“California is lucky to have a Legislature that gets important work done for the people of our great state. While hyper-partisan acrimony overtakes and paralyzes our nation’s capital, under our Capitol dome, Republicans and Democrats work together to confront major challenges that need to be addressed.

California Values Act Heads to Appropriations, Assemblymember Cooper Joins as Principal Co-Author

March 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) to head off a Trump Administration plan to enlist state and local police as immigration enforcement agents has been amended to make it stronger and has picked up a key supporter.

Senate President Pro Tempore de León Announces Appointment

March 02, 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 Appointment:

 

Statement on Cap and Trade Auction Results

March 01, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement in reaction to today’s quarterly cap and trade auction results:

“Today’s anemic auction results demonstrate that the state’s landmark cap and trade program is in need of reform and the kind of market certainty that only the Legislature and Governor can provide via statute. We need a program that both reduces pollution and provides stable funding to clean up climate emissions.

Statement: California Senate Leader on Infrastructure

February 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement applauding Governor Brown’s renewed focus on infrastructure projects:

 

Senate Unveils California Environmental Defense Act, Public Lands and Whistleblower Protections

February 23, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate leadership unveiled the Preserve California legislative package to insulate the state from dangerous rollbacks in federal environmental regulations and public health protections.

Statement: California Senate Leader on Statewide Floods

February 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) release the following statement on the flooding currently taking place across the state of California.

“The aftermath of the storms of the past two months are being seen today throughout the state. 

Statement on Confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

February 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement reacting to today’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:

STATEMENT: California Senate Leader on House Passage of House Joint Resolution 66

February 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today released the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives passing of a Wall Street-backed resolution by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) that undermines the retirement security for millions of Americans.