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September 08, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement after the University of California filed a lawsuit to block the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program:

“I’m grateful that the UC is taking aggressive steps to defend the DACA students and staff members who now find themselves on uncertain terrain.

September 05, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement after President Trump moved today to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program:

“America should not be the place where dreams come to die.

“This great nation was built on the dreams of immigrants who came here looking for a better way of life and in doing so enriched us all.

August 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on Assembly Republican Leadership:

 

“On behalf of the Senate, I want to thank Chad Mayes for his common-sense leadership and service as Assembly Republican Leader.  We come from different sides of the political spectrum but, in the end, he understood that Californians expect us, as state lawmakers, to put our state's progress ahead of partisanship and to be a successful contrast to Washington's failures. 

August 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The first order of business for Senators returning to the State Capitol on Monday was to unequivocally denounce the recent act of terror in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Senators forcefully condemned the violent racism, anti-Semitism, and Nazism that was on display in Charlottesville, and called for a comprehensive state response and hearings to ensure California is prepared to protect public safety and free speech in the event of future white supremacist activities.

August 18, 2017

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HONOLULU – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León met with top Hawaiian government officials and addressed the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Thursday to discuss the Aloha State’s commitment to generate 100 percent clean, renewable sources by 2045 -- a goal Senator de León is pursuing for California with Senate Bill 100.

August 09, 2017

SACRAMENTOTomorrow, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will address the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, where he will discuss the many accomplishments of the California legislature this past year and outline a path forward to achieving success on future priorities including affordable housing and 100 percent renewable energy. He will also discuss AB 1839, the film tax credit expansion he carried to passage in 2014.

July 31, 2017

TOKYO, JAPAN – Today, on the third day of a week-long Senate Delegation trip to Japan, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) traveled with seven other California state senators to the National Diet of Japan, the nation’s bicameral legislature, where they met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement after the California State Senate passed a package of bills to extend the state’s landmark Cap-and-Trade program to 2030.

“Californians overwhelmingly support our efforts to tackle climate change; they know it’s an urgent threat and they want us to continue to lead. That’s exactly what we’re doing by extending cap and trade.

July 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy today approved Senate Bill 100, by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), which  will set California on a path to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. The measure passed on a 10-4 vote.