Press Releases

May 01, 2016

LOS ANGELES - California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on the looming labor strike involving over 20,000 janitorial workers across California:

April 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement after passage of AB 120, which amends the Budget Act of 2015 to appropriate an additional $16,288,000 to the Secretary of State for a specified purpose.

April 25, 2016

Earth Day Clean Up

LOS ANGELES – The district staff of Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) teamed up with Caltrans maintenance to commemorate Earth Day 2016 by cleaning up a stretch of Interstate 5 along the Northbound Los Feliz On-Ramp.

April 25, 2016

Los Angeles Unified School District’s Grand Arts Festival

LOS ANGELES – Music was in the spring air recently when Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) helped open Los Angeles Unified School District’s Grand Arts Festival this month in Los Angeles. The event took place at Grand Park and was hosted by LAUSD’s Arts Education Branch. Festival goers enjoyed performances, art displays and films created by LAUSD students.

April 22, 2016

SACRAMENTO - The California State Senate delegation to the 2015 Paris, France, United Nations Framework on Climate Change Conference of Parties released the following statement commemorating the national holiday of Earth Day.

Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach), and Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) said:


April 20, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Committee on Environmental Quality today approved a measure by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) to give communities suffering most from air pollution greater say at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

Approved by a vote of 5-2, SB 1387 adds three new environmental justice representatives to the SCAQMD board while taking steps to ensure board compliance of state and federal clean-air laws.

April 20, 2016

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

April 20, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Education Committee today approved SB 1050, a measure by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Senator Ed Hernandez focused on how to better prepare California public school students from poor and working families for admission to state colleges and universities.

April 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Public Safety Committee today approved a bill by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León to close a loophole in current law that makes it extremely difficult to track self-assembled guns – or “ghost guns.”

April 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Senate today voted 39-0 to approve SB 93 by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León to expedite the delivery of $176.6 million in cleanup funds to communities contaminated by the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon.  Governor Brown is expected to sign the measure, SB 93, in the coming days.