Former U.S. Attorney General Holder Sends Legal Opinion to A.G. Sessions
LOS ANGELES – The California Values Act, SB 54, by California Senate Leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) picked up important law enforcement endorsements today from Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck and Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart. Senate Leader de León also released a legal opinion by the former Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder (attached) outlining how the measure fully complies with federal laws and the U.S. Constitution.
Press Conference with California Senate Leader Kevin de León, Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and Statewide Law Enforcement On SB 54 was held on Monday, June 19th, 2017.
LOS ANGELES – California Senate Leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will host a press conference about law enforcement’s support of immigrants and SB 54, The California Values Act, with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, and top law enforcement officials from across the state.
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Senate Budget Chair Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) released the following statements regarding the Senate’s passage of the 2017-18 state budget.
Learn more about key components of the budget agreement at focus.senate.ca.gov/budget.
Senate Leader de León:
The Trump administration’s fiscal 2018 budget would cut some $3 billion from Department of Energy research programs, including nearly $1 billion from the Office of Science, which funds JCAP and other “innovation hubs.” Meanwhile, almost $1.5 billion in cuts to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the elimination of the moonshot ARPA-E program would ripple throughout solar, bioenergy, and vehicle technology programs at Lawrence Berkeley and the Lawrence Livermore National Lab in California.
State Senator Kevin de León recently stated that California has "more than half a million" clean energy jobs. "That’s nearly ten times more the number of coal mining jobs that exist in the entire nation."
Government data and a survey by the Advanced Energy Economy Institute, which is affiliated with a clean energy trade group, largely back up De León's claim.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with California's Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon about his reactions to Trump's decision on the Paris climate accord. The Democrat has worked on legislation that would insulate California from federal environmental rollbacks. Listen to the whole interview here.
California, the sixth largest economy in the world, is in a political battle. Their target: The Trump administration. The state gave Trump only 31 percent of the vote and is now leading the charge against his policies — On healthcare. Climate change. Immigration. Taxes. And more. Are they California dreaming? Or starting something that could spread? This hour On Point: California takes center stage in the resistance.
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