Press Releases

April 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement in recognition of Earth Day, and in solidarity with Americans marching around the nation in defense of science:

 

April 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D- Los Angeles), released the following statement responding to letters sent by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session to the state of California, and other cities and counties, regarding compliance with immigration law enforcement. Attached is a recent letter from legal counsel for the California State Legislature on the same matter.

April 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D- Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following Rules Committee Appointments:

Ruben A. Osorio, a Democrat from Chula Vista, has been appointed to the Acupuncture Board. Mr. Osorio is a Regional Sales Supervisor for Dion International Trucks. The effective date of this appointment will be June 1, 2017. His term end date shall be June 1, 2021. Compensation shall be $100 per diem and expenses.

April 18, 2017

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, in a bipartisan vote of 10 to 1, the Senate Energy & Utilities Committee approved legislation to extend and modify The Clean Energy Jobs Act, which will continue funding to school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and community colleges to support energy efficiency and alternative energy projects with the goal of reducing operating costs and improving health and safety in public schools.

 

April 06, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement in response to the legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 1 to address California’s transportation infrastructure:

March 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate President Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement Monday in response to United States Attorney Jeff Session’s announcement to withhold Department of Justice grant dollars from “sanctuary cities.”

“The announcement today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions is nothing short of blackmail. When it comes to immigrants and sanctuary counties and cities, the Attorney General and the President are stuck on alternative facts.

March 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO- Following an unprecedented step by the Trump Administration to weaken federal vehicle fuel efficiency standards, California State Senate Democrats have written a letter to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra offering strong support for decisive legal action to intervene on the state’s behalf.

March 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on the election of Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to serve as the new Senate Minority Leader:

“California is lucky to have a Legislature that gets important work done for the people of our great state. While hyper-partisan acrimony overtakes and paralyzes our nation’s capital, under our Capitol dome, Republicans and Democrats work together to confront major challenges that need to be addressed.

March 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) to head off a Trump Administration plan to enlist state and local police as immigration enforcement agents has been amended to make it stronger and has picked up a key supporter.