August 23, 2017

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today announced a legislative package that will launch a landmark program to measure and combat air pollution at the neighborhood level – in communities most impacted – and extend and improve the state’s world-leading cap-and-trade program to ensure California continues to meet its ambitious climate change goals.

August 23, 2017

The inmates are up before dawn, waiting in glass-and-steel holding cells and dressed in yellow-green jumpsuits and plastic slippers. The jumpsuits are a signal that here inside the Orange County Jail, they're no longer county inmates but Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees awaiting transfer. Known by deputies and ICE as the Supermax of the West, the jail houses felons with violent criminal records who are also undocumented immigrants.

August 23, 2017

A bill that would extend “sanctuary city” protections for immigrants across California is continuing to move through the state Legislature, after passing the Senate months ago. The measure, dubbed as the 'sanctuary state bill,' generally blocks local law enforcement agencies from helping federal agents find, detain or deport immigrants in the country illegally.

August 23, 2017

In the first event of its kind, last Sunday, State Senator Henry Stern, Malibu native, organized a Surf Summit to bring children and teenagers from Malibu and other parts of LA together to experience the joy of surfing. Participants came from the Children’s Lifesaving Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Malibu as well as the West San Gabriel Valley, West Valley and Variety Boys & Girls Clubs.

“When these kids are in the water, it doesn’t matter where they’re from,” Stern said. 

August 23, 2017

California Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2017-2018 state budget Tuesday with $3 million earmarked for the Armenian American Museum. The new funding will be dispersed over the next 3 years at $1 million per year. The approval brings the State’s total funding commitment for the Museum to $4 million.

August 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – El primer orden de trabajo para los Senadores que regresaron al Capitolio el lunes fue inequívocamente denunciar el reciente acto de terror en Charlottesville, Virginia.

Los Senadores condenaron enérgicamente el violento racismo, antisemitismo y nazismo que se exhibió en Charlottesville, y solicitaron una respuesta detallada estatal y audiencias para asegurar que California esté preparada para proteger la seguridad pública y la libertad de expresión en caso de futuras actividades relacionadas a la supremacía anglosajona.

August 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The first order of business for Senators returning to the State Capitol on Monday was to unequivocally denounce the recent act of terror in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Senators forcefully condemned the violent racism, anti-Semitism, and Nazism that was on display in Charlottesville, and called for a comprehensive state response and hearings to ensure California is prepared to protect public safety and free speech in the event of future white supremacist activities.

August 18, 2017

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HONOLULU – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León met with top Hawaiian government officials and addressed the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Thursday to discuss the Aloha State’s commitment to generate 100 percent clean, renewable sources by 2045 -- a goal Senator de León is pursuing for California with Senate Bill 100.

August 09, 2017

SACRAMENTOTomorrow, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will address the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, where he will discuss the many accomplishments of the California legislature this past year and outline a path forward to achieving success on future priorities including affordable housing and 100 percent renewable energy. He will also discuss AB 1839, the film tax credit expansion he carried to passage in 2014.