Press Releases

February 18, 2011

(Sacramento, CA) Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) is helping to spread the word about a critical open-enrollment period for kids’ health insurance that began on January 1, 2011 and ends on March 1st.  Attached is a Public Service Announcement from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

January 28, 2011

(Sacramento, CA) Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 12:00pm, with Los Angeles’ top cops at his side and amidst a rising tide of gun violence in the region, Senator Kevin de León today announced the introduction of his Senate Bill 124 to protect the ban on cop-killer bullets.

January 26, 2011

Imagine you're a large, successful Texas-based corporation and although you have no employees in California, your biggest consumer market, you discover in the fine print of California's tax rules that in spite of our historic unemployment and colossal debt, you'll get a special tax break so long as you don't invest in the state or create jobs here. The Giants may have beaten the Texas Rangers in the World Series, but it's the Texans who are laughing all the way to the bank.

January 14, 2011

Senator Kevin de León Announces Plan to Kill the Loophole

(Sacramento, CA) Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today released a report by the Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) showing that a new tax law taking effect this year rewards corporations for locating jobs out of California and even provides a tax break to California employers who ship jobs out-of-state.

January 14, 2011

Volunteerism Our Greatest Human Resource

(Los Angeles, CA) - On Monday, January 17, 2011 Senator Kevin de León joins all of America in marking the 25th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday.  This milestone is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through a national day of service, "day on, not a day off." 

January 13, 2011

Photo Credit: Hector Amezcua, Sacramento Bee

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado share a smile and some kind words after Gavin Newsom was sworn in to the office on the Senate chambers on Monday, January 10, 2011 as Sen. Kevin De Leon joins in.
Photo Credit: Hector Amezcua, Sacramento Bee

January 10, 2011

Serious Solutions Needed for Serious Challenges

(Sacramento, CA)  Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s budget proposal:

“No one is immune from the tough choices that must be made. As we tackle the budget, I encourage all sides to ensure their rhetoric creates solutions and not enemies.”

July 01, 2010

Assembly Joint Resolution 37 and 15, authored by Assemblymember Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), were approved by the Assembly Floor with a 45-17 (AJR 37) and 44-24 (AJR 15) party line vote and will now be transmitted to the United States Congress and President Barack Obama. 

AJR 37 urges the President of the United States and Congress to take a comprehensive and workable approach to solving our nation’s broken immigration system by creating a path to citizenship for the millions of immigrants working and living in the United States.