Press Releases

June 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on the attack in Orlando:

"Yet again. 

"A mass shooting happens across the nation but we always feel it right in our hearts. My heart right now aches tremendously for the families of the victims in Orlando. These were real lives that were lost, not just a number, and I can only imagine the infinite sea of sorrow this terrible tragedy has caused. 

June 10, 2016

LOS ANGELES – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement following the passage of the Budget Conference Committee report: 

June 10, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement following the passage of the Budget Conference Committee report:

May 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO - California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today recommended to the Senate Rules Committee the following appointments for the budget conference committee on the 2016-17 state budget:

Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) (Co-chair)

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel)

Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley)

Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens)

Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber)

 

##

May 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO - The California State Senate today passed legislation to better prepare California public school students from poor and working families for admission to state colleges and universities. SB 1050 passed overwhelmingly with bipartisan vote of 32-6 and now moves to the Assembly for further consideration.

May 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO – On Thursday, the California State Senate passed a comprehensive set of Assembly and Senate bills to improve public safety and stem the scourge of gun violence in California. The bills represent some of the most ambitious legislative action ever taken to keep guns and ammunition out of the hands of criminals, reduce the killing capacity of military-style firearms, and include a proposal to create a first-of-its-kind research center for gun-related violence. All measures passed the Senate floor today and are now on their way to the Assembly.

May 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – On Thursday, the Senate will vote on a comprehensive set of Senate and Assembly bills to improve public safety and stem the scourge of gun violence in California. The bills represent some of the most ambitious legislative action ever taken to keep guns and ammunition out of the hands of criminals, reduce the killing capacity of military-style firearms, and include a proposal to create a first-of-its-kind research center for gun-related violence.

May 13, 2016

SACRAMENTO - California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revise budget proposal:

May 11, 2016

Claudia Mercado, a Democrat, from Oakland, was reappointed to the Osteopathic Medical Board of California. Ms. Mercado is President of Ranchito Azul and co-owner of Aztecali. She is a member and Chapter President of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and a member of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE). Ms. Mercado has served as a Senate Rules Committee appointee on the Osteopathic Medical Board since May 2013. Her term end date is June 1, 2019 and compensation is $100 per day and necessary expenses.

May 04, 2016

“I want to express my congratulations and thanks to Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) and Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) for their tremendous success in protecting the health of future generations in California now that Governor Brown has signed their legislation into law.