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November 06, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Declaring a victory for California taxpayers, the environment and job seekers, Proposition 39 Campaign Co-Chair Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) announced today that he will be holding hearings of his state Senate Select Committee on Energy Efficiency in early January to review how the more than $2 billion in energy efficiency funds generated by the initiative will be spent, ensure that it is done properly and to guarantee transparency throughout the life of programs supported by this revenue.

October 01, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA –Immigrant children will no longer be separated from their families by the immigration system thanks to a bill signed this weekend by Governor Brown sponsored by Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). Senate Bill 1064 (SB 1064) is the first in the nation to eliminate the barriers to family reunification for immigrant families in the child welfare system.

September 28, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA – Millions of hard working Californians will be given the chance to have retirement security as Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) announced today that Governor Brown signed companion bills Senate Bill 1234 & Senate Bill 923 putting into statute the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust – introduced by Senator De León and co-authored by California Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento).

September 27, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Kevin de León congratulates student advocate and third-year UC Berkeley law student Angélica Salceda who has been elected by her peers as the new President of the University of California Student Association (UCSA).

“As my legislative aide for three years in the Capitol, Angélica proved again and again that she could tackle the most difficult policy assignments,” said Senator Kevin de León.  “I’m extremely proud of her activism and achievements and the students of California have a strong leader in Angélica.”

September 24, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA – In Sunday’s newspaper, the venerable New York Times editorialized in support of Senate Bill 1234 (SB 1234) – the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust – introduced by Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and co-authored by California Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento).

September 19, 2012

El fin de la sesión brinda grandes logros para El Seguro de Indemnización al trabajador y la Seguridad de jubilación.

SACRAMENTO – La legislatura aprobó dos proyectos de ley del senador Kevin de León (D - Los Angeles) al final de la sesión legislativa de este año que proporcionará mayores beneficios a los trabajadores lesionados y la seguridad de jubilación para millones de arduos trabajadores Californianos.

August 29, 2012

LOS ANGELES – In response to an “AstroTurf” protest at his District office regarding workers’ compensation reform legislation Senate Bill 863 (SB 863), Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today released the following statement:

August 28, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) today is requesting the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) immediately withdraw propaganda it is distributing that knowingly and willfully misleads Legislators about the facts regarding his Senate Bill 1234 (SB 1234) – the California Retirement Savings Trust Act.

“The Chamber knows the so-called facts it is communicating about SB 1234 are wrong,” said Senator De León. “It is important that the air be cleared so the bill can be considered on its merits.”

August 21, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Citing a study done by the California Tax Reform Association (CTRA), Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) today released a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner requesting he intervene with the auto industry, which received $80 billion in bailout money from the federal government yet are spending millions to shortchange California taxpayers.