Press Releases

October 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. last night signed Senate Bill 5 (de León et al) into law, which places a roughly $4 billion general obligation bond measure on the June 2018 ballot.   Senate Bill 5 is the first bond measure in state history to focus on social equity, including access to parks for all Californians and targeting water and flood control investments to the areas with the most unmet needs.

October 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO – In a letter released today to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon vowed California “would not accept” federal policies that “tip the scale of justice” against victims of campus sexual violence.

                                                               

October 06, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement in response to the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement statement on the signing of SB 54, the California Values Act:

 

October 05, 2017

Watch Senator de León’s Press Conference announcing the signing of SB 54

FACT SHEET ON SB 54

LOS ANGELES – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on the signing of Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act:

October 02, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement following the mass shooting event in Las Vegas, Nevada:

“Once again, our nation has been plunged to the darkest depths of sorrow and suffering by a fellow American committing a horrific act of unspeakable evil with military-style assault weapons.

“Words cannot adequately describe the anguish we feel for the victims and their families.

“This time we owe those affected not just prayers, but action.

September 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement after President Trump and Congressional Republicans announced their tax reform plan:

                        

“President Trump and Republicans in Congress again show where their true priorities lie: making the lives of the rich easier and the lives of working Americans dramatically tougher.

September 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will be traveling to Washington, D.C. this week to discuss the economy, immigration, and foreign policy following one of the most productive legislative sessions in California history. 

 

September 16, 2017

SACRAMENTOThe Senate President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate, Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), issued the following statement today on the historic accomplishments of the California State Senate in 2017:

“This year we set out to revitalize our crumbling infrastructure and confront the housing crisis -- issues that touch the lives of every Californian.

September 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Both the California State Senate and State Assembly voted this evening to pass Senate Bill 5, which represents an agreement between legislative leaders and Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to place a roughly $4 billion general obligation bond measure on the June 2018 ballot to fund California’s parks, water and flood control infrastructure.

 

September 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today gave final approval to Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act, sending this closely-watched measure by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) to Governor Brown for his signature. Once signed into law and enacted, SB 54 will prevent state and local law enforcement officers and resources from being commandeered by President Trump to enforce federal immigration laws.