July 07, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) held a press conference with advocates to celebrate $100 million in new state budget funding to restore and revitalize the Los Angeles River.

Projects aimed at transforming the 51-mile concrete trough into a vibrant social and recreational center are nearly three decades in the making. 

July 06, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and other elected leaders will hold a press conference to discuss $100 million in new funding for projects to restore and revitalize the Los Angeles River and encourage Angelenos to visit the city’s river and state parks.

When: 10:00 a.m PT., Friday, July 7, 2017

Where: Marsh Park, 2944 Gleneden St, Los Angeles, California

July 03, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Judiciary Committee is scheduled on Wednesday, July 5, to vote on SB 54, the California Values Act, by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). The measure, with few exceptions, prevents state and local law enforcement agencies and officers from assisting in the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

What: The Assembly Judiciary Committee to vote on SB 54, the California Values Act

When: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 5, 2017

June 23, 2017

Kevin de León figured he would get crushed in his first election. Egged on by his friends into running for an open seat in the California State Assembly in 2006, he faced off against the granddaughter of labor icon César Chávez in a heavily Latino Central Los Angeles district. “No question about it,” he says, laughing from the passenger seat of a big black SUV weaving through brutal San Francisco rush-hour traffic. “I used to pray, ‘Lord, when I lose, just make it respectable.'” While much of America is freaking out over the new normal, de León feels like he’s been here before.

June 23, 2017

Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker, California State Senator Kevin de León, Massachusetts State Senator Michael Barrett, and over 550 state legislators from across the country issued a statement today committed to maintaining U.S. leadership on fighting climate change and adhering to the Paris Climate Agreement. “Climate change is not a conspiracy, a hoax, or a partisan cause. Climate change is real and caused by human activity,” said Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker, who initiated the sign-on statement.

June 28, 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:

June 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO - El Presidente pro Tempore del Senado de California, Kevin de León (D-Los Ángeles), dio a conocer la siguiente declaración luego de que los Republicanos del Senado de Estados Unidos revelaran su plan para reformar la política de salud de Estados Unidos.

June 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement after United States Senate Republicans unveiled their plan to reform U.S. healthcare policy.

June 22, 2017

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and State Sen. Kevin de León voiced their support Monday in downtown Los Angeles for de León’s bill that would limit local and state law enforcement assistance with federal immigration action in California.

“Under Constitutional threats from a reckless Trump administration, Senate Bill 54 protects our local law enforcement and the resources that they need to keep our communities safe,” de León said at the news conference held in the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown Los Angeles.

June 22, 2017

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck for the first time offered his full support for a bill that would prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from carrying out immigration laws, calling it an important proposal that protects the trust between his department and the neighborhoods it polices.