Pro Tem de León Issues Statement on a Historic Year of Senate Accomplishments

Thursday, September 01, 2016

SACRAMENTO California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement today on the historic accomplishments of the California State Senate in 2016:

“I’m extremely proud of my Senate colleagues on both sides of the aisle for a tremendous year of accomplishments for the people of California. While Congress stalled amid petty partisan trifles, we were busy doing the people’s work, and we made historic progress. We proved that government works best when it puts people first, and that the path to prosperity is paved with investments in human capital, not shortsighted and regressive austerity measures. We’ve taken a deliberate and balanced approach to solving some of the most pressing challenges facing our state, and we delivered results. Today, I am proud to say that the California Dream is the new American Dream, and that we made it real, together, right here in the Peoples’ Senate of the Great Golden State of California.”