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Senate Oversight and Informational Hearings

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

President Pro Tempore De León Announces Appointments

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:

California Senate Leader de León Announces Committee Assignments for the 2017-2018 Regular Session

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:

Broad Coalition Supports Senate’s “California Rebuild” Infrastructure Proposals

December 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A diverse coalition of local elected leaders, advocates and labor representatives are speaking out in support of the Senate’s “California Rebuild” legislative package to reinvest in the state’s critical infrastructure.

HOUSING – SB 2 (Atkins) & SB 3 (Beall)

Senate Leader de León Introduces Bill to “Freeze Out ICE”

December 07, 2016

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) has introduced SB 54, the California Values Act, to prevent the use of state and local public resources to aid federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in deportation actions.

California Legislature Takes Immediate Action to Protect Immigrant Communities

December 05, 2016

LATEST: Senate Leader de León Introduces Bill to “Freeze Out ICE”

 

SACRAMENTO – During today’s start of the 2017-2018 legislative session, the California State Assembly and California State Senate joined together to take immediate action that could inoculate the potential impact of President-elect Donald Trump’s stated plans to deport up to 3 million undocumented residents.

Remarks by Senate Leader de León at the Opening of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session

December 05, 2016

As prepared for delivery

Friends, families, fellow Californians:

Once again, it’s one of life’s greatest honors to stand before you as the son of a single immigrant mother, now the President of our nation’s finest legislative body.  

Of course, the power within this chamber has never come from one individual – or even 40.  It’s about the 39 million lives outside this building.  Those who live, work and raise families, striving for a safe, healthy, hopeful future -- in a state admired around the world for inventing the future.