Press Center

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


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: 

January 25, 2017
January 18, 2017

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

Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, today threatened to roll back 50 years of California clean air policies by refusing to commit to keeping federal waivers that allow our state to enact its own regulations on climate and vehicular emissions.

January 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO— The Senate Rules Committee will be holding a hearing on Wednesday, January 18 to consider the appointment of Rep. Xavier Becerra for California Attorney General.

WHAT: Senate Rules Committee Hearing on Nomination for Attorney General

WHEN: Wednesday, January 18, 2016 at 10 a.m. LIVESTREAM

WHERE: State Capitol, Room 113, Limited Seating

WHO: Members of the Senate Rules Committee:

January 17, 2017

Budget and Fiscal Review (Mitchell)

Governor’s Budget Proposal for 2017-18

HAPPENING NOW Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 10 a.m. in Room 4203

January 11, 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 Appointments:

December 21, 2016

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) has announced his leadership members and nominees for Senate standing committee chairs and members, forming a legislative team focused on job creation, long-term economic growth, and protecting the historic progress California has made in the last decade.

Designated committee chairs and membership will be formally adopted by the Senate Rules Committee when it convenes on January 11, 2017.


Majority Leader: