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July 22, 2011

"Many love to hold out the USA – our great country – as a model democracy, yet are confused when people risk their lives to become part of it."

July 20, 2011

        Job Creation Top Priority During Summer Legislative Recess

Senator De León Hosts Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meetings

July 15, 2011

Coalition for Clean Air Award to Senator De León

Leadership in Renewables and Healthier Communities

(Los Angeles, CA) – Recognized as a champion for clean air in California, Senator Kevin de León was presented today, Friday, July 15, 2011, with the Leadership in Government Award by the Coalition for Clean Air at their 40th Anniversary Bash.
Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Linda Adams introduced the Senator today calling him a champion for clean air in California’s poorest communities.

Senator De León is carrying Senate Bill 535 known as the California Communities Healthy Air Revitalization Trust (CHART), which helps fulfill the commitments made by our state in the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) prescribing that we invest in neighborhoods that continue to suffer from higher levels of pollution and which are least able to confront the expected impacts of the climate change crisis.

July 06, 2011

Un Rio Metálico de Armas de Estados Unidos Genera la Guerra Mexicana Anti-narcoticos

La Resolución del Senador De León Promueve Mayor Cumplimiento del Gobierno Federal

(Sacramento, CA) – Respondiendo a un flujo obsceno de armas que migran libremente a través de la frontera de Estados Unidos hacia México, el Senador Kevin de León (D-Los Ángeles) ha presentado una Resolución Conjunta Bicameral (SJR 10) del Senado exhortando al Presidente y al Congreso de los Estados Unidos de plantear un plan integral para detener el tráfico de armas ilícitas estadounidenses hacia México.

July 06, 2011

Iron River of U.S. Guns Fueling the Mexican Drug War

Sen. De León’s Reso Promotes Greater Fed Enforcement

(Sacramento, CA) – Responding to the obscene flow of weapons thatimmigrate freely across the U.S. border to Mexico, Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) has introduced Senate Joint Resolution 10 (SJR 10) urging the President and the Congress of the United States to pursue a comprehensive approach to stem the trafficking of illicit United States firearms to Mexico.

“Lawlessness is rampant on our southern border and most people are not aware that the illegal trafficking of U.S. firearms is fueling the violence,” said Senator De León.  “I’ve introduced SJR 10 to push our Federal Government to halt the iron river of U.S. guns flowing illegally into Mexico. By doing so we can assure safety for the citizens of the United States and Mexico.”

June 22, 2011

LAPD Chief Beck and the Senator

“The bill is being held in committee while I work to secure the necessary votes to move it to the Assembly Floor. The safety of our law enforcement officers and the public depends on this advancing. This does not inhibit recreational BB gun enthusiasts. It will keep copycat handguns and military style assault weapons off our streets. It is a small price to pay if we spare even one life lost needlessly.”

June 22, 2011

SACRAMENTO– The California State Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today advanced Senate Bill 432 (De Leόn), a bill seeking to outlaw unsafe housekeeping practices that result in housekeepers cleaning bathroom floors on their knees for lack of mops and lifting heavy mattresses for lack of fitted sheets.


“The hotels change their sheet inventory frequently. There will be no added expense,” said the bill’s author Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-22). “All we ask is that when the hotels make their next purchase, half of the sheets be fitted. It is a minor action for them but a major benefit to employee health, safety, happiness and productivity.”

June 01, 2011

(Sacramento, CA) Today, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. The California State Senate voted today 22 to 16 to pass Senate Bill 124, the Cop-Killer Bullet Ban Protection Act. Despite the gun lobby’s concerted and misguided efforts to keep cop-killer bullets legal and accessible, strong law enforcement support from up and down the state won over the majority of Legislators.

June 01, 2011

SB 432 (D-DeLeón) heads to Assembly

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California State Senate approved today, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 Senate Bill 432, a pioneering piece of legislation to prevent work-related injuries in hotel housekeepers.