Press Releases

March 22, 2013

LOS ANGELES – Californians are strongly in favor of keeping ammunition out of the wrong hands according to the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll released today conducted by Democratic polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and Republican polling firm American Viewpoint. A clear majority, 79% and an overwhelming majority of gun owners, 66% want to require ammunition buyers to provide a thumbprint and ID for background checks.

March 04, 2013

SACRAMENTO – The director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) met with the Senators today and pledged to work with Senate investigators exploring allegations that the agency has not properly enforced state regulations.

February 25, 2013

“Retirement Insecurity: Can We Meet the Generational and Global Challenges?”

February 22, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Giving economically disadvantaged infants a fighting start to life, the California WIC Association is pleased to announce Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) has introduced Senate Bill 402, legislation helping disintegrate barriers for babies and mothers.

February 22, 2013


“Today I introduced legislation that could be a vehicle for a Park Bond Initiative to appear on a future ballot. I do so mindful of our need to carefully manage the state’s bonded indebtedness but also realize that we have a severe park space deficiency, especially in the most economically challenged areas of the state.”

February 21, 2013

SACRAMENTO, CA –  Responding to alleged mismanagement and enforcement lapses at the California Department of Toxic and Substance Control (DTSC), that have permitted toxic waste to be dumped into public streams and leaked into our air, Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) have called for an investigation by the Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes.

February 21, 2013

Senator De León and colleagues call for Senate investigation of the report by the Senate Oversight and Outcomes.

February 14, 2013

SACRAMENTO, CA – Seeking to increase the opportunity for low-income students to better attain a higher education, Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) held a rally with students to introduce companion Senate Bills 284 & 285, which together create the College Access Tax Credit Fund that will more than double the Cal Grant B Access Award for more than 177,000 students at no cost to the state.