Press Releases

March 29, 2011

(Los Angeles, CA)— In the wake of Japan’s terrible earthquake and tsunami tragedy, Senator Kevin de León together with the California Emergency Management Authority held an event for schoolchildren today at Yorkdale Elementary Schoolto highlight the need for earthquake preparedness in Southern California.

“Preparation for earthquakes is just like practice for basketball, soccer, or any other sport you may play -  If you don’t practice, you won’t know what to do during game time,” stated De León.

March 29, 2011

“It is a shame the Republicans have abandoned their constitutional duty to represent their constituents and our great State.”

“California is already suffering from death by a thousand cuts and the Republicans want a thousand more.”

February 18, 2011

(Sacramento, CA) Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) is helping to spread the word about a critical open-enrollment period for kids’ health insurance that began on January 1, 2011 and ends on March 1st.  Attached is a Public Service Announcement from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

January 28, 2011

(Sacramento, CA) Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 12:00pm, with Los Angeles’ top cops at his side and amidst a rising tide of gun violence in the region, Senator Kevin de León today announced the introduction of his Senate Bill 124 to protect the ban on cop-killer bullets.

January 26, 2011

Imagine you're a large, successful Texas-based corporation and although you have no employees in California, your biggest consumer market, you discover in the fine print of California's tax rules that in spite of our historic unemployment and colossal debt, you'll get a special tax break so long as you don't invest in the state or create jobs here. The Giants may have beaten the Texas Rangers in the World Series, but it's the Texans who are laughing all the way to the bank.

January 14, 2011

Senator Kevin de León Announces Plan to Kill the Loophole

(Sacramento, CA) Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today released a report by the Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) showing that a new tax law taking effect this year rewards corporations for locating jobs out of California and even provides a tax break to California employers who ship jobs out-of-state.

January 14, 2011

Volunteerism Our Greatest Human Resource

(Los Angeles, CA) - On Monday, January 17, 2011 Senator Kevin de León joins all of America in marking the 25th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday.  This milestone is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through a national day of service, "day on, not a day off." 

January 13, 2011

Photo Credit: Hector Amezcua, Sacramento Bee

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado share a smile and some kind words after Gavin Newsom was sworn in to the office on the Senate chambers on Monday, January 10, 2011 as Sen. Kevin De Leon joins in.
Photo Credit: Hector Amezcua, Sacramento Bee