Press Center

March 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate President Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement Monday in response to United States Attorney Jeff Session’s announcement to withhold Department of Justice grant dollars from “sanctuary cities.”

“The announcement today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions is nothing short of blackmail. When it comes to immigrants and sanctuary counties and cities, the Attorney General and the President are stuck on alternative facts.

March 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO- Following an unprecedented step by the Trump Administration to weaken federal vehicle fuel efficiency standards, California State Senate Democrats have written a letter to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra offering strong support for decisive legal action to intervene on the state’s behalf.

March 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on the election of Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to serve as the new Senate Minority Leader:

“California is lucky to have a Legislature that gets important work done for the people of our great state. While hyper-partisan acrimony overtakes and paralyzes our nation’s capital, under our Capitol dome, Republicans and Democrats work together to confront major challenges that need to be addressed.

March 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) to head off a Trump Administration plan to enlist state and local police as immigration enforcement agents has been amended to make it stronger and has picked up a key supporter.

March 02, 2017

SACRAMENTO- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D- Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following Rules Committee Appointment:

 

March 01, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement in reaction to today’s quarterly cap and trade auction results:

“Today’s anemic auction results demonstrate that the state’s landmark cap and trade program is in need of reform and the kind of market certainty that only the Legislature and Governor can provide via statute. We need a program that both reduces pollution and provides stable funding to clean up climate emissions.

February 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement applauding Governor Brown’s renewed focus on infrastructure projects:

 

February 23, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate leadership unveiled the Preserve California legislative package to insulate the state from dangerous rollbacks in federal environmental regulations and public health protections.

February 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) release the following statement on the flooding currently taking place across the state of California.

“The aftermath of the storms of the past two months are being seen today throughout the state. 

February 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement reacting to today’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: