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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.” 

January 04, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation yesterday that aims to protect and preserve net neutrality in California. The California Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act of 2018 will be heard in the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications next week, and on the Senate floor by the end of the month. 

January 03, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) today announced the formation of a joint committee tasked with creating a bicameral set of additional reforms to improve how the Legislature addresses the issue of sexual harassment and how it can better protect those who report harassment or abuse.                       

December 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today:                            

"On behalf of California’s state senate I wish to convey our thanks to our fearless firefighters for their tireless efforts combating historic wildfires and our heartfelt condolences to those who lost loved ones and homes in the fires.

“The damage caused by these wildfires to property, our environment, our infrastructure and our economy is staggering.

December 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released a video message today announcing he will join colleagues in introducing legislation to preserve net neutrality in California.  This comes after the Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision to repeal safeguards that keep the internet open and free.                                                 

The video message can be viewed in full here.

Below is a transcript of the Senate Leader’s message:

December 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Senate Democrats will introduce legislation in January to mitigate the damage to California taxpayers from the Republican tax scam. The Senate is eager to work with the Assembly, Department of Finance and Governor to shield California families from bearing the cost of a trillion-dollar tax shift from corporations and the very wealthy to middle class working families and California taxpayers.                                          

December 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES – At a press conference Wednesday, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and a broad coalition in support of the Dream Act called on Congressional Democrats to withhold their support of a budget deal unless protections for Dreamers are enacted.                         

With a federal budget deadline just a few days away and Republicans needing the support of Democrats to keep the federal government running, Senator de León urged Democrats on Capitol Hill to hold fast.