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January 23, 2018

SACRAMENTO California State Senate Leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) is calling on Congress to pass H.R. 4779 to protect voter-approved state cannabis industries and consumers from federal crackdowns under the Trump Administration.

January 22, 2018

SACRAMENTO California State Senate Leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today:

“Once again, our party’s leaders in Washington have capitulated, compromised and redrawn a line in the sand even further away from justice.

“By cutting another fingers-crossed bargain with Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell while getting nothing definitive in return, we have turned our backs and broken our promises to 800,000 Dreamers and their families.  For them, more delays directly translate to more deportations.

January 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Immigration and Customs Enforcement is reportedly amassing agents from across the United States as it prepares to launch the most aggressive deportation raids under the Trump Administration in northern California in the coming weeks.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen also confirmed in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week that her department is exploring pressing criminal charges against state and local officials who implement “sanctuary” policies.

January 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement in response to recent changes in federal law enforcement directives with respect to cannabis:

January 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statements today reacting to Governor Jerry Brown’s initial budget proposal.

January 09, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, the Senate Democratic Caucus voted unanimously to select Senator Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) the next President pro Tempore of the California State Senate, succeeding Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). President pro Tempore-designee Atkins will be formally elected on the Senate floor and take office on March 21st, 2018.

Senate President pro Tempore de León released the following statement on today’s vote:

January 08, 2018

SACRAMENTOThe California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León will hold a press conference in San Jose tomorrow to discuss SB 460, the California Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act of 2018:

Who:
Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
Ana Montes, Organizing Director, The Utility Reform Network
Tim Molina, Organizing Director, Courage Campaign
And other advocates

When: 9:30am, Tuesday, January 9, 2018              

January 08, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today after the Trump Administration moved to terminate the temporary protected status of some 200,000 El Salvadoran immigrants living in the United States.

“Ripping hundreds of thousands of legal immigrants from their communities, families and children is foolish and immoral.  The Trump administration is pursuing an agenda of racial animus that divides America and makes us weaker.

January 05, 2018

SACRAMENTO —Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Assembly Rules Committee Chair Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) released the following statement on the release of documents related to the Legislature’s sexual harassment investigations:                                     

January 04, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation today to protect California residents from the targeted federal tax increases that were enacted in the GOP’s recent tax reform.

“The Republican tax plan gives corporations and hedge-fund managers a trillion-dollar tax cut and expects California taxpayers to foot the bill,” Senator de León said. “We won’t allow California residents to be the casualty of this disastrous tax scheme.”