Press Releases

August 17, 2016

Recognizing the urgent need to act on climate change and taking advantage of California’s hallmark environmental programs, the California State Senate today presented an ambitious spending proposal to increase access to clean energy and build more resilient communities across the state.

August 12, 2016

HOLLYWOOD – Programs like California’s Film & Television Tax Credit 2.0 are contributing to the state’s robust job creation and GDP growth that’s outpacing the rest of the nation, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) said today in a keynote address to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

“We’ve weathered a global financial crisis and come back even stronger than before,” said Senator de León at the Hollywood Chamber’s second annual State of the State Luncheon hosted by Paramount Studios.

August 11, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Senate today approved a bi-partisan resolution by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) that urges President Obama to direct the federal government to shelf outdated blood-donor-suitability policies that discriminate against gay men.

Senate Joint Resolution 26 asks the Federal Drug Administration to develop science-based policies and criteria on risky behavior rather than sexual orientation.

August 10, 2016

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

August 03, 2016

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:

August 02, 2016

 

SACRAMENTO – All Senate hearings are open for the public to attend, and every Capitol hearing is viewable via livestream on the Senate homepage http://senate.ca.gov. A video archive of hearings going back to 2005 is available via http://senate.ca.gov/media-archive. More information on upcoming hearings is available at http://senate.ca.gov/senate-oversight-hearings/upcoming.

 

July 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement on the Public Policy Institute of California’s Survey on Californians and the Environment:

July 22, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today on the Governor’s signing AB 857 (Cooper), requiring individuals who assemble homemade own guns to seek a serial number for the weapon and pass a background check ith the Department of Justice:

July 14, 2016

“My thoughts and prayers are with Senator Sharon Runner’s family and friends as all of us in the Senate mourn her loss.  While battling a tragic illness, Senator Runner endured and showed a real commitment to representing the people of her district. She committed her life to lifting all children with a quality education by helping found the Desert Christian schools and fought tirelessly for small businesses during her time in the Assembly and Senate.

July 08, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), in his capacity as Acting Governor, issued a proclamation today declaring July 8, 2016 as “Vin Scully Day” in the State of California to honor the legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer.

The text of the proclamation is below:

A PROCLAMATION