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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)

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.

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.

December 02, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senate Democrats today asked President Obama take steps to permanently protect the federal waters off California by banning new offshore oil and gas drilling.

In a letter to President Obama, the Senators wrote California has “one of the most spectacular coastal area in the nation” that attracts visitors from around the world.

December 01, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore released the following statement today on the appointment of Rep. Xavier Becerra as California’s next Attorney General:

“I want to congratulate my close friend Xavier Becerra for his historic appointment as California’s next Attorney General and the people’s lawyer.  He is a leader of courage, compassion and keen, legal intellect.

November 23, 2016

On Thursday, America will set aside the day to take stock of our many blessings and give thanks. We will gather for a traditional meal in the company of friends and loved ones.  Our homes will fill with the sights, sounds, and aromas that generally leave us feeling happy and content.

While the national election has left has left millions of Americans deeply concerned about the direction our country will take during the next four years, it is important that we pause to acknowledge and give thanks for the good in our lives.

And there’s plenty to be thankful for.

November 15, 2016

SACRAMENTO -- Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will lead the California delegation at the United Nations 22nd Conference of Parties in Marrakech, Morocco, beginning today, November 15th. The trip is intended to assure global partners that California remains committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building a clean energy future.

November 13, 2016

LOS ANGELES – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s statement that he will deport as many as 3 million undocumented immigrants immediately upon taking office: 

Since Tuesday's election, California's leaders have hoped and prayed for the best but prepared for the worst - and, today, President-elect Trump confirmed some of our worst fears.