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August 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The first order of business for Senators returning to the State Capitol on Monday was to unequivocally denounce the recent act of terror in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Senators forcefully condemned the violent racism, anti-Semitism, and Nazism that was on display in Charlottesville, and called for a comprehensive state response and hearings to ensure California is prepared to protect public safety and free speech in the event of future white supremacist activities.

August 18, 2017

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HONOLULU – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León met with top Hawaiian government officials and addressed the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Thursday to discuss the Aloha State’s commitment to generate 100 percent clean, renewable sources by 2045 -- a goal Senator de León is pursuing for California with Senate Bill 100.

August 09, 2017

SACRAMENTOTomorrow, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will address the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, where he will discuss the many accomplishments of the California legislature this past year and outline a path forward to achieving success on future priorities including affordable housing and 100 percent renewable energy. He will also discuss AB 1839, the film tax credit expansion he carried to passage in 2014.

July 31, 2017

TOKYO, JAPAN – Today, on the third day of a week-long Senate Delegation trip to Japan, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) traveled with seven other California state senators to the National Diet of Japan, the nation’s bicameral legislature, where they met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement after the California State Senate passed a package of bills to extend the state’s landmark Cap-and-Trade program to 2030.

“Californians overwhelmingly support our efforts to tackle climate change; they know it’s an urgent threat and they want us to continue to lead. That’s exactly what we’re doing by extending cap and trade.

July 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy today approved Senate Bill 100, by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), which  will set California on a path to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. The measure passed on a 10-4 vote.

 

July 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will present Senate Bill 100 Wednesday in the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy.  The measure would set California on a path to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045, cleaning up our air and creating good jobs in the process.

July 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D- Los Angeles), released the following statement today on the Governor’s signing SB 110, which allocates $75 million from Proposition 39 for schools to retrofit California’s oldest school bus fleets:

July 07, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) held a press conference with advocates to celebrate $100 million in new state budget funding to restore and revitalize the Los Angeles River.

Projects aimed at transforming the 51-mile concrete trough into a vibrant social and recreational center are nearly three decades in the making.