Press Releases

February 07, 2013
SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) praises Governor Brown’s direction of Proposition 39 funds to school retrofits in the Governor’s budget released today as the best investment to produce jobs, create energy savings and promote better student health and academic performance.
January 25, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA – To initiate implementation discussions about Proposition 39 passed by the voters, Senate Appropriations Chair Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) convened the Subcommittee on Fiscal Oversight and Bonded Indebtedness in San Diego on Friday, January 25, 2013.

January 23, 2013

SAN JOSE, CA – To initiate implementation discussions about Proposition 39 passed by the voters, Campaign Co-Chair Tom Steyer joined Co-Chair Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) at a community forum in San Jose on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.

December 18, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Expressing a resolve to help stem the continued outbreak of gun violence, and combat the easy accessibility to firearm ammunition, Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) announced legislative plans to require anyone wishing to purchase ammunition in California to first obtain a California Ammunition Purchase Permit issued by the Department of Justice, valid for one year from the date of issuance.

November 06, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Declaring a victory for California taxpayers, the environment and job seekers, Proposition 39 Campaign Co-Chair Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) announced today that he will be holding hearings of his state Senate Select Committee on Energy Efficiency in early January to review how the more than $2 billion in energy efficiency funds generated by the initiative will be spent, ensure that it is done properly and to guarantee transparency throughout the life of programs supported by this revenue.

October 01, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA –Immigrant children will no longer be separated from their families by the immigration system thanks to a bill signed this weekend by Governor Brown sponsored by Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). Senate Bill 1064 (SB 1064) is the first in the nation to eliminate the barriers to family reunification for immigrant families in the child welfare system.

September 28, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA – Millions of hard working Californians will be given the chance to have retirement security as Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) announced today that Governor Brown signed companion bills Senate Bill 1234 & Senate Bill 923 putting into statute the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust – introduced by Senator De León and co-authored by California Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento).

September 27, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Kevin de León congratulates student advocate and third-year UC Berkeley law student Angélica Salceda who has been elected by her peers as the new President of the University of California Student Association (UCSA).

“As my legislative aide for three years in the Capitol, Angélica proved again and again that she could tackle the most difficult policy assignments,” said Senator Kevin de León.  “I’m extremely proud of her activism and achievements and the students of California have a strong leader in Angélica.”