September 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today on new amendments to SB 54, the California Values act, that are the result of negotiations with Governor Jerry Brown and clears the way for a crucial Assembly floor vote this week.

"This bill protects public safety and people who come to California to work hard and make this state a better place," said Governor Brown.

 

September 08, 2017

"Estoy agradecido de que la Universidad de California (UC) está tomando medidas agresivas para defender a los estudiantes de DACA y miembros del personal universitario que ahora se encuentran en un terreno incierto.

"Como ex Secretaria de Seguridad Nacional que encabezó la implementación de DACA - nadie entiende mejor esta política que la Presidenta Napolitano.

"La Universidad de California es la universidad de investigación más grande del mundo, y lidera a la nación en políticas públicas que protegen a su cuerpo estudiantil.

September 08, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement after the University of California filed a lawsuit to block the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program:

“I’m grateful that the UC is taking aggressive steps to defend the DACA students and staff members who now find themselves on uncertain terrain.

September 05, 2017

"Estados Unidos no debe ser el lugar donde los sueños vienen a morir.

"Esta gran nación se construyó sobre los sueños de los inmigrantes que vinieron aquí en busca de una mejor forma de vida y al hacerlo nos enriquecieron a todos.

"Las políticas públicas de inmigración del Presidente Trump y la campaña de deportación xenófoba han atenuado severamente el faro de esperanza que nuestro país ha mantenido desde su creación.

September 05, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement after President Trump moved today to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program:

“America should not be the place where dreams come to die.

“This great nation was built on the dreams of immigrants who came here looking for a better way of life and in doing so enriched us all.

August 24, 2017

A month after a bruising political battle to extend California’s cap-and-trade program, the state received a big vote of confidence in the policy’s future. Cap and trade requires oil refineries, food processors and other facilities to buy permits to release greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, and state regulators auction off the permits several times a year.

During August’s auction, every emission permit offered by the state was sold, and prices reached their highest level since the program launched five years ago.

August 24, 2017

California could solidify its position as a global leader on the issue of climate change in the coming weeks, when the state Legislature considers a bill that would push for the state to obtain all its electricity from renewable sources by 2045. Hawaii is the only other state in America to have committed to that ambitious goal, but the 50th state is 1/15 the size of California and is home to just 3.5 percent as many people.

August 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on Assembly Republican Leadership:

 

“On behalf of the Senate, I want to thank Chad Mayes for his common-sense leadership and service as Assembly Republican Leader.  We come from different sides of the political spectrum but, in the end, he understood that Californians expect us, as state lawmakers, to put our state's progress ahead of partisanship and to be a successful contrast to Washington's failures.