Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Iron River of U.S. Guns Fueling the Mexican Drug War

July 06, 2011

Iron River of U.S. Guns Fueling the Mexican Drug War

Sen. De León’s Reso Promotes Greater Fed Enforcement

(Sacramento, CA) – Responding to the obscene flow of weapons thatimmigrate freely across the U.S. border to Mexico, Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) has introduced Senate Joint Resolution 10 (SJR 10) urging the President and the Congress of the United States to pursue a comprehensive approach to stem the trafficking of illicit United States firearms to Mexico.

“Lawlessness is rampant on our southern border and most people are not aware that the illegal trafficking of U.S. firearms is fueling the violence,” said Senator De León.  “I’ve introduced SJR 10 to push our Federal Government to halt the iron river of U.S. guns flowing illegally into Mexico. By doing so we can assure safety for the citizens of the United States and Mexico.”

RELEASE: Coalition for Clean Air Award to Senator De León

July 15, 2011

Coalition for Clean Air Award to Senator De León

Leadership in Renewables and Healthier Communities

(Los Angeles, CA) – Recognized as a champion for clean air in California, Senator Kevin de León was presented today, Friday, July 15, 2011, with the Leadership in Government Award by the Coalition for Clean Air at their 40th Anniversary Bash.
 
Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Linda Adams introduced the Senator today calling him a champion for clean air in California’s poorest communities.

Senator De León is carrying Senate Bill 535 known as the California Communities Healthy Air Revitalization Trust (CHART), which helps fulfill the commitments made by our state in the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) prescribing that we invest in neighborhoods that continue to suffer from higher levels of pollution and which are least able to confront the expected impacts of the climate change crisis.

6/2/11 Floor Debate: SB 535 (De León) California Communities Healthy Air Revitalization Trust (CHART)

July 22, 2011

Senator De León is carrying Senate Bill 535 known as the California Communities Healthy Air Revitalization Trust (CHART), which helps fulfill the commitments made by our state in the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) prescribing that we invest in neighborhoods that continue to suffer from higher levels of pollution and which are least able to confront the expected impacts of the climate change crisis.

RELEASE: De León Bill Protecting Student Athletes from Unscrupulous Sports Agents Signed by the Governor

August 02, 2011

De León Bill Protecting Student Athletes from Unscrupulous Sports Agents Signed by the Governor

(Sacramento, CA) - California’s collegiate student athletes scored big when Senate Bill (SB) 238 was signed by the Governor earlier this week. The bill creates penalties for athlete agents who victimize student athletes and comes at a time when there have been numerous ethics and legal violations in NCAA athletics both in California and nationally.

My letter to the City of Veron and an alternative plan for reform

August 23, 2011

I want to clean up Vernon while protecting the jobs in that city.  In this letter I offered the City a comprehensive and aggressive reform plan.  If they’re sincere about cleaning up the mess they’ll agree to make the changes, and immediately begin making amends to the surrounding communities by investing in park and open space creation and improving the quality of life in those neighborhoods.

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SENATOR DE LEÓN STATEMENT ON AB 46 VOTE PRESERVING VERNON’S JOBS/DECLARACION DEL SENADOR DE LEON SOBRE SU VOTO DE LA PROPUESTA AB 46

August 29, 2011

(Sacramento, CA) – Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), released the following statement today regarding the Senate vote on Assembly Bill (AB) 46:

“Today’s vote in the Senate on AB 46 was one step in a process. While I am exceptionally happy that tens of thousands of jobs were spared the ax, the saga of Vernon will not be complete until the City follows through on its commitment to implement the aggressive reforms I proposed. I am seeking permanent and lasting reform in that City, and justice for its long-suffering, neighboring communities. It is now up to Vernon and all eyes are watching.”