Press Releases

August 11, 2011

SENATOR DE LEÓN SLAMS CALIFORNIA HOTEL ASSOCIATION FOR CALLOUS REMARKS
Housekeepers No Longer Invisible – Standing up for Health and Safety

August 03, 2011

It has been written in the media recently that the Legislature is experiencing its first Summer recess in six years thanks to passing a budget on time contrary to our protracted budget negotiations from the last several years. This has provided a perfect opportunity to work on my main passion – producing jobs for California.

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.

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.

July 22, 2011

"Many love to hold out the USA – our great country – as a model democracy, yet are confused when people risk their lives to become part of it."

July 20, 2011

        Job Creation Top Priority During Summer Legislative Recess

Senator De León Hosts Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meetings

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.

July 06, 2011

Un Rio Metálico de Armas de Estados Unidos Genera la Guerra Mexicana Anti-narcoticos

La Resolución del Senador De León Promueve Mayor Cumplimiento del Gobierno Federal

(Sacramento, CA) – Respondiendo a un flujo obsceno de armas que migran libremente a través de la frontera de Estados Unidos hacia México, el Senador Kevin de León (D-Los Ángeles) ha presentado una Resolución Conjunta Bicameral (SJR 10) del Senado exhortando al Presidente y al Congreso de los Estados Unidos de plantear un plan integral para detener el tráfico de armas ilícitas estadounidenses hacia México.

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.”

June 22, 2011

LAPD Chief Beck and the Senator

“The bill is being held in committee while I work to secure the necessary votes to move it to the Assembly Floor. The safety of our law enforcement officers and the public depends on this advancing. This does not inhibit recreational BB gun enthusiasts. It will keep copycat handguns and military style assault weapons off our streets. It is a small price to pay if we spare even one life lost needlessly.”