Press Releases

April 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO - Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today:

"Security at the California Mexico border has been strengthened to unprecedented levels over the past decade, which has resulted in historically low unlawful border crossings. Therefore, I don’t think it’s prudent to deploy the National Guard to militarize the border.

April 09, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and fifteen of his Senate colleagues sent a letter today urging U.S. EPA Director Scott Pruitt to keep existing federal clean car standards in place.  This comes on the heels of Pruitt’s threats last week to pull regulations that are critical to advancing California’s climate and clean air objectives. 

April 09, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and fifteen of his Senate colleagues sent a letter today urging U.S. EPA Director Scott Pruitt to keep existing federal clean car standards in place.  This comes on the heels of Pruitt’s threats last week to pull regulations that are critical to advancing California’s climate and clean air objectives. 

April 05, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) sent a letter to Governor Brown this afternoon, urging him to ignore President Trump’s request to send National Guard Troops to the California-Mexico border. 

April 02, 2018

SACRAMENTO Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today:

March 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today on the heels of a vote by the Orange County Board of Supervisors to join the Trump Administration’s lawsuit to dismantle the California Values Act: 

“The county that gave us Prop 187 more than two decades ago is at it again with another unconstitutional attack on our immigrant communities.  I am confident the courts will reject this challenge to SB 54, just as they roundly rejected Prop 187. 

March 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – One day after President Trump came to California to see prototypes of his border wall, the state Senate made history Wednesday by selecting its first undocumented resident for a statewide appointment. 

“While Donald Trump fixates on walls, California will continue to concentrate on opportunities,” said Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles).

March 16, 2018

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

March 01, 2018

SACRAMENTOCalifornia Senate Leader Kevin de León issued the following statement in reaction to Ambassador Roberta Jacobson's impending resignation:

 

February 28, 2018

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: