Highlights of 2018 visitors:

June 14, 2018


The Honorable António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal addressed the members from the dais of the Senate Chamber. This occasion marked the first time a sitting prime minister of Portugal has visited the State Capitol of California. Mr. Costa is pictured here shaking hands with Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins.

May 21, 2018


One elected official, accompanied by one Parliamentary staffer and one private sector professional from Libya visited the Capitol as part of the State Department’s Women in Leadership program to study California policies that promote gender equality. They met with Senators Mitchell,  Jackson and Bradford. They are pictured here with Senator Mitchell.  

March 5, 2018


Five government and nonprofit officials visited the Capitol while participating in an “Anti-Corruption: Judicial, Law Enforcement, and Societal Issues” program. They are pictured here with Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León in his office.

February 28, 2018


The Honorable Tomochika Uyama, the new Consul General of Japan, visited the Capitol for the first time in his tenure at the Consulate General in San Francisco. Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León welcomed the Consul General in his office.

February 28, 2018


The Honorable Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, Secretary of Tourism of Mexico attended a roundtable discussion hosted by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León. The Secretary is pictured with (from left to right): the Honroable Liliana Ferrer, Consul General of Mexico, Senator Allen, Senate President pro Tempore de León, the Honorable Maria Teresa Solis Trejo, Undersecretary of Planning and Tourism Policy, Senator Hueso, and the Honorable Javier Guillermo Molina, Director General of International Relations at the Ministry of Tourism.

February 22, 2018


In honor of Canada Day at the Capitol, the Senate welcomed the Honorable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food of Canada, the Honorable Rana Sarkar and the Honorable James Villeneuve, Consuls General of Canada in San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively. The delegation was accompanied by Sergeant Major Doug Spencer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. President pro Tempore Elect Toni Atkins introduced the Canadian guests on the Senate floor.

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