Press Releases

July 31, 2017

TOKYO, JAPAN – Today, on the third day of a week-long Senate Delegation trip to Japan, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) traveled with seven other California state senators to the National Diet of Japan, the nation’s bicameral legislature, where they met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement after the California State Senate passed a package of bills to extend the state’s landmark Cap-and-Trade program to 2030.

“Californians overwhelmingly support our efforts to tackle climate change; they know it’s an urgent threat and they want us to continue to lead. That’s exactly what we’re doing by extending cap and trade.

July 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy today approved Senate Bill 100, by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), which  will set California on a path to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. The measure passed on a 10-4 vote.

 

July 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will present Senate Bill 100 Wednesday in the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy.  The measure would set California on a path to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045, cleaning up our air and creating good jobs in the process.

July 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D- Los Angeles), released the following statement today on the Governor’s signing SB 110, which allocates $75 million from Proposition 39 for schools to retrofit California’s oldest school bus fleets:

July 07, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) held a press conference with advocates to celebrate $100 million in new state budget funding to restore and revitalize the Los Angeles River.

Projects aimed at transforming the 51-mile concrete trough into a vibrant social and recreational center are nearly three decades in the making. 

July 06, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and other elected leaders will hold a press conference to discuss $100 million in new funding for projects to restore and revitalize the Los Angeles River and encourage Angelenos to visit the city’s river and state parks.

When: 10:00 a.m PT., Friday, July 7, 2017

Where: Marsh Park, 2944 Gleneden St, Los Angeles, California

June 28, 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:

June 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement after United States Senate Republicans unveiled their plan to reform U.S. healthcare policy.

June 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate approved Senate Resolution 41 on Monday, calling on the U.S. Senate to be more open and transparent with the public in its ongoing negotiations surrounding the American Healthcare Act.