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Senate Democratic Caucus Designates Next President pro Tempore

SACRAMENTO January 10, 2018 – On Tuesday, the Senate Democratic Caucus voted unanimously to select Senator Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) as the next President pro Tempore of the California State Senate, succeeding Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). President pro Tempore-designee Atkins will be formally elected on the Senate floor and take office on March 21st, 2018. […]

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Senate Leader de León Introduces Legislation to Protect California Taxpayers

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 4, 2017 – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation today to protect California residents from the targeted federal tax increases that were enacted in the GOP’s recent tax reform. “The Republican tax plan gives corporations and hedge-fund managers a trillion-dollar tax cut and expects California taxpayers to foot […]

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Senate Leader de León Announces Legislation to Protect Net Neutrality in California

SACRAMENTO January 4, 2018 – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation yesterday that aims to protect and preserve net neutrality in California. The California Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act of 2018 will be heard in the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications next week, and on the Senate […]

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California Legislative Leaders Announce Bicameral, Bipartisan Approach on Sexual Harassment Prevention

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 3, 2018 — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) today announced the formation of a joint committee tasked with creating a bicameral set of additional reforms to improve how the Legislature addresses the issue of sexual harassment and how it can better protect those […]

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Effective immediately, Senate Rules will no longer be handling complaints of sexual abuse or assault

SACRAMENTO November 12, 2017 – Members of the California State Senate Rules Committee — Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto), Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) and Senator Connie Leyva (D-Chino) released the following statement today: “The last few weeks, the California State Senate and its […]

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Governor Brown Signs Senate Leader de León’s SB 54, the California Values Act

LOS ANGELES October 5, 2017 – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on the signing of Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act: “The California Values Act is now law of the land, from San Diego to Eureka, from the Nevada border to the Pacific Ocean “California’s […]

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Senate Leader de León’s California Values Act Clears Legislature

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 16, 2017 – The California Senate today gave final approval to Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act, sending this closely-watched measure by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) to Governor Brown for his signature. Once signed into law and enacted, SB 54 will prevent state and local law enforcement officers and resources from […]

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CA Legislative Leaders on Hiring former U.S. AG Eric H. Holder, Jr. and Covington & Burling

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 4, 2017 – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement to announce they have hired outside legal counsel to advise on potential legal challenges with the incoming Trump Administration: “With the upcoming change in administrations, we expect that there […]

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Kevin de León: It’s profoundly irresponsible to suggest that up to three million undocumented immigrants are dangerous criminals

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2016 – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s statement that he will deport as many as 3 million undocumented immigrants immediately upon taking office:  Since Tuesday’s election, California’s leaders have hoped and prayed for the best but prepared […]

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