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Harris Statement on Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

WASHINGTON, D.C. October 26, 2020 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Monday released the following statement on her vote against the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States: “Senate Republicans jammed through this nomination in the middle […]

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Harris, Feinstein Push for Expedited Major Disaster Declaration Amid Ongoing California Wildfires

WASHINGTON, D.C. August 21, 2020 – U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Friday sent a letter to President Donald Trump pushing for an expedited Major Disaster declaration in response to the devastating wildfires burning across California. Harris and Feinstein wrote in support of Governor Gavin Newsom’s request for an expedited […]

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Harris, Sanders, Colleagues Introduce Masks for All Act to Curb Deadly Coronavirus Surge

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 28, 2020 – As COVID-19 infections continue to surge across America and nearly 30 states impose public mask-wearing requirements, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday joined Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and over three dozen of their Democratic colleagues in the Senate and House in introducing lifesaving legislation to manufacture and distribute high-quality, […]

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27 Senators Demand Answers from AG Barr and Acting Sec. Wolf on Deployment of Anonymous Federal Agents in American Cities

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 22, 2020 – U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and 23 additional Senators on Wednesday sent a letter pressing Attorney General Bill Barr and Acting Secretary Chad Wolf for answers on the alarming actions taken against protesters by federal law enforcement agents […]

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Harris, Colleagues Announce Legislation to Block Federal Paramilitary Occupations in Portland and Other American Cities

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 20, 2020 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Monday joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), along with Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), in announcing that they are introducing the Preventing Authoritarian Policing Tactics on America’s […]

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Harris Announces RELIEF Act to Keep Americans in their Homes Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 16, 2020— U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Thursday announced major new legislation to keep renters and homeowners in their homes during the historic COVID-19 pandemic in the wake of a new report showing that nearly a third of Americans missed their June housing payments. The Rent Emergencies Leave Impacts on Evicted Families (RELIEF) Act aims […]

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Harris, Murray, Colleagues to Barr: Reverse Anti-LGBTQ Position, Protect Transgender Workers from Discrimination

WASHINGTON, D.C.July 1, 2020 – Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., which held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination, U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) on Tuesday sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr […]

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Harris, Markey, Smith, Booker to Introduce Legislation to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 19, 2020 – U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) on Friday announced they will introduce Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. “Juneteenth”, observed on June 19, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States and […]

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Harris, Porter Demand Better Oversight of Coronavirus Bailout Money

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 10, 2020 — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and U.S. Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) on Wednesday called on Congressional leadership to remove a roadblock hampering oversight of taxpayer dollars going to large corporations. In a letter, Harris and Porter urged leaders of both parties to quickly appoint a Chairperson of the […]

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Harris, Jeffries Demand Answers on Manafort & Cohen’s Home Confinement While Vulnerable Individuals Remain Incarcerated

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 1, 2020 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) on Monday sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr and Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Carvajal pressing for answers on the procedure for transferring incarcerated individuals to home confinement amid the COVID-19 crisis. While tens of […]

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Harris Calls Out Johnson for Neglecting “Biggest Crisis” Since Creation of Homeland Security Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 20, 2020 — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday called out Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) Chairman Senator Ron Johnson for holding a political vote in the midst of a pandemic. In her remarks, Harris holds Johnson accountable for the failure of the committee to oversee vital government agencies […]

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Harris Pushes to Allow Furloughed Employees of Yosemite National Park to Stay in Housing During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 19, 2020 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday sent a letter to Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Aramark Corporation CEO John Zillmer urging them to reverse the decision to evict furloughed workers of Yosemite National Park, who reside in shared subsidized housing in the park, over fears […]

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Harris Leads Call for Accurate Count of Fatalities and Consistent Statistics During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 18, 2020 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Friday led her colleagues in a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar demanding an accurate death count and consistent statistics during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, […]

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Harris, Senators Call For Creation of New Fund to Support Essential Frontline Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 13, 2020 – U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday wrote to Congressional leadership calling for the creation of a federal fund to reimburse essential frontline workers for costs incurred while serving the American public during the pandemic. […]

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Harris, Clyburn, Fudge Partner to Introduce VoteSafe Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 12, 2020 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and U.S. Representative James E. Clyburn (D-SC), House Majority Whip, along with U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH), on Tuesday introduced the VoteSafe Act, legislation to expand voting options and improve the safety and accessibility of polling places across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As […]

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Harris, Pressley Announce Groundbreaking Bill To Support Small Neighborhood Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 6, 2020– U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) on Wednesday announced the Saving Our Street (SOS) Act, legislation that provides federal support to micro-businesses throughout America during the COVID-19 crisis. The SOS Act will lift up local economies and allow for neighborhood businesses to stay open during this crisis.   “Neighborhood businesses […]

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Harris, Feinstein, Western Democrats Press Forest Service on Wildfire Season Plans Amid COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C.April 30, 2020 – U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Thursday joined Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and 8 Western Democrats in seeking answers on the planning efforts of the U.S. Forest Service to protect communities and firefighters heading into the upcoming 2020 wildfire season amid the COVID-19 crisis. Harris, Feinstein, and Wyden were […]

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Sen. Kamala Harris: The Inherent Inequalities of the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 16, 2020 – We must speak the truth of the moment: America is suffering from a public health and economic crisis. And as with any crisis—like the Great Recession—communities that were already hurt by systemic inequality are being hit the hardest during the coronavirus pandemic. Black people, in particular, are being infected by and […]

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