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September 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will be traveling to Washington, D.C. this week to discuss the economy, immigration, and foreign policy following one of the most productive legislative sessions in California history. 

 

September 16, 2017

SACRAMENTOThe Senate President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate, Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), issued the following statement today on the historic accomplishments of the California State Senate in 2017:

“This year we set out to revitalize our crumbling infrastructure and confront the housing crisis -- issues that touch the lives of every Californian.

September 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Both the California State Senate and State Assembly voted this evening to pass Senate Bill 5, which represents an agreement between legislative leaders and Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to place a roughly $4 billion general obligation bond measure on the June 2018 ballot to fund California’s parks, water and flood control infrastructure.

 

September 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today gave final approval to Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act, sending this closely-watched measure by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) to Governor Brown for his signature. Once signed into law and enacted, SB 54 will prevent state and local law enforcement officers and resources from being commandeered by President Trump to enforce federal immigration laws.

 

September 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The California legislature today passed fifteen a package of fifteen consequential measures aimed at tackling the state’s housing crisis; a problem that has made California home to 21 of the 30 most expensive housing markets in the nation.

At a time when homeownership in California is at its lowest point since the 1940’s, the state Senate is moving policies to fund new development, streamline approval processes, strengthen existing laws, and create more local accountability to build new housing and increase homeownership across the Golden State. 

September 15, 2017

SACRAMENTOCalifornia State Senators will hold a press conference immediately following a vote on landmark housing legislation.

http://focus.senate.ca.gov/housing 

*Livestream*

When: 4:00, Friday, September 15, 2017

Where: Outside Senate Chambers

September 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Senate today passed budget trailer bills AB 109 and AB 134, making this the most historic investment of its kind to clean air across California and advance zero-emission technologies in the transportation sector. Senate Democrats this summer led in determining the spending priorities for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, with the primary focus on reducing carbon emissions and other air pollutants from the transportation sector.

 

September 13, 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:

September 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Legislative Leaders and the Governor have agreed to provide $30 million in assistance to Dreamers in response to President Trump’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

“We will not let one man with xenophobic tendencies undercut years of progress we have made in California to integrate these young adults into our society and economy,” said Senator President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). “California is their home and they are our future.”

September 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today on new amendments to SB 54, the California Values act, that are the result of negotiations with Governor Jerry Brown and clears the way for a crucial Assembly floor vote this week.

"This bill protects public safety and people who come to California to work hard and make this state a better place," said Governor Brown.