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. 

August 23, 2017

The California Senate will hold a series of public hearings next month to explore the rise of white supremacy in California and to ensure that the state is prepared to deal with race-driven rallies in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville.

“These issues cut to the heart of our society and our response will show what kind of nation we want to be,” said Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León while announcing the hearings on the Senate Floor on Monday. “We don’t want it to repeat itself again in our great state of California.”

August 23, 2017

California lawmakers will hold a series of hearings next month to assess the rise of white supremacy in the state and to determine if there are any laws needed to help control violent outbreaks at public rallies. State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, called for the hearings Monday as lawmakers returned to the state Capitol after a monthlong recess.