Press Releases

May 30, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bipartisan supermajority in the California Senate today approved Senate Bill 5 (de León), which would put before state voters in November 2018 a $3.5 billion bond measure for flood protection, water supply reliability, and new parks and open space.

May 30, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate voted today to approve the Preserve California legislative package, which insulates the state from dangerous rollbacks in federal environmental regulations and public health protections, shields public lands from exploitation, and protects whistleblowers and public scientific data.   

May 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee today appointed the following Senators to the Budget Conference Committee:                                                                                                                                       


Senator Holly Mitchell (D – Los Angeles), Chair
Senator Ricardo Lara (D – Bell Gardens)
Senator Richard Roth (D – Riverside)
Senator Jim Nielsen (R – Tehama)
Senator John Moorlach (R – Costa Mesa)

May 18, 2017

SACRAMENTO  – State Treasurer John Chiang and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) said today that California’s Secure Choice program remains on track to provide retirement security to nearly 6.8 million private-sector workers who do not have access to a retirement savings plan from their employer.

May 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee today announced the following changes to Senate standing committees and their membership.                                                                                                          
Governmental Organization:
Appointed Senator Bill Dodd (D – Napa), Chair
Senator Steven Glazer (D – Orinda) remains a member of the committee.

May 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D – Los Angeles) released the following statement today regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal for 2017-18:

May 10, 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 Appointments:

May 09, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Energy Committee today passed a measure by California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) to set California on a path to 100% renewable energy by the year 2045.  The vote was 8 ayes – 2 noes.

May 05, 2017

LOS ANGELES - The Board of the State Coastal Conservancy, the State agency responsible for the protection and restoration of California’s coast and waterways, has authorized the disbursement of up to $2 million to the City of Los Angeles to develop the Implementation Plan for the Taylor Yard River Park on the Los Angeles River.

May 04, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D – Los Angeles) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote to approve the American Health Care Act, and repeal the Affordable Care Act: