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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.

STATEMENT: California Senate Leader Responds to New Information from ICE

February 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement in response to new information from Immigration and Customs Enforcement about raids they conducted across California this week:

 

STATEMENT: California Senate Leader on ICE Raids

February 09, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on reports of raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement across Southern California:

“There are reports that ICE today executed raids across Southern California. I have asked federal officials to disclose how many children, men, and women they have detained; what the processing time will be; what the rationale is for their detention; and I asked that everyone be offered access to an attorney.

Statement: California Senate Leader on President Trump’s Threat to California

February 06, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s recent comments about the state of California:

California Senate Committee Approves Senate Leader de León’s “California Values Act”

February 01, 2017

California Senate Committee Approves Senate Leader de León’s “California Values Act”

SACRAMENTO – A Senate policy committee Tuesday approved the “California Values Act” by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) to prevent the use of state and local resources for federal immigration enforcement actions that will separate families and hurt the state’s economy.

California Senate to Vote on Resolution Denouncing President Trump’s Travel Ban on Predominantly Muslim Nations

January 30, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) introduced today a resolution (SR 16) denouncing President Trump’s travel ban and urges the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to immediately provide detainees with access to legal counsel and for DHS to comply with federal court orders. 

 

WHEN: 2 p.m. PT Monday, January 30, 2017

 

WHERE: Senate Chambers, California State Capitol

 

California State Legislators Blast President Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

January 25, 2017

SACRAMENTO - On Wednesday, California state legislators reacted to President Trump’s executive orders relating to immigration. Full video of the press conference can be seen below including remarks from: 

Press Availability to discuss President Trump’s Recent Executive Orders on Immigration

January 25, 2017