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Harris, Feinstein, Carbajal Request Assistance for Lompoc U.S. Penitentiary to Protect Public Health Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 15, 2020 – U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Representative Salud Carbajal (D-CA) on Wednesday sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Carvajal urging further action to prevent the spread of coronavirus within Lompoc U.S. Penitentiary. The letter urges expedited approval of the facility’s request […]

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Senate Democrats to HHS: Reopen the ACA Marketplace, Allow More Americans to Get Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 7, 2020 — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday joined Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and 25 Senate Democrats in urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reopen the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace to allow more un- and under-insured Americans to get […]

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Harris, Hirono, Chu, Grijalva, Correa Introduce the Coronavirus Immigrant Families Protection Act

April 6, 2020 – U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), and Lou Correa (D-CA) unveiled new legislation to ensure that everyone in our country – especially vulnerable communities – can access health care and other critical resources during the coronavirus pandemic. The […]

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Harris Calls Out Trump’s “Intentional Failure” To Appoint IGs

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 6, 2020 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Saturday sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging him to move quickly to fill vacant inspector general positions across the federal government. The letter comes after the firing of the Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson late last night. As the COVID-19 […]

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Harris Pushes for Closure of CA National Park Units for Remainder of Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 27, 2020 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Thursday sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, National Park Service Deputy Director David Vela, and Chief Executive Officer at Presidio Trust Jean Fraser, pushing for the closure of all 28 California national park units for the […]

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Harris, Durbin, Pressley Press Trump Administration on Reports That DHS is Preparing Mass Deportations of Dreamers

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 20, 2020 – U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) on Friday led a group of 36 Senators and 87 Representatives in pressing the Trump Administration on reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing mass deportations of Dreamers, young immigrants […]

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CORONAVIRUS: Harris, Feinstein, Democrats Push Scalia to Advocate for Workers, Question DOL’s Absence from Task Force

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 11, 2020 – U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Tuesday joined Patty Murray (D-WA) and 27 Democratic Senators in demanding that Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia ensure the federal government’s response to coronavirus address the immediate and long-term needs of workers. The Democrats expressed concern regarding the Department of Labor’s […]

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Harris to Graham: Hold Immediate Hearing on Roger Stone Case and Make AG Barr Testify

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 11, 2020 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Tuesday sent a letter to Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) demanding that the committee hold a hearing—with Attorney General Bill Barr as a witness—on potential political interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone, President Trump’s […]

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Harris, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Cosponsored by All 25 Women Senators Honoring First All-Female Spacewalk

WASHINGTON, D.C. December 10, 2019 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Monday joined Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), along with all 22 of their female colleagues, in introducing a resolution congratulating astronauts Dr. Jessica U. Meir and Christina H. Koch for the historic accomplishment of completing the first all-female spacewalk. The […]

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Harris, Colleagues Announce GAO Report: Climate Change Poses Real Threat to Our Nation’s Superfund Sites

WASHINGTON, D.C. Nov. 19, 2019 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Monday joined Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) and 10 of their colleagues in announcing a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that concludes our nation’s Superfund sites are woefully underprepared to withstand the worsening impacts of climate change, putting human health and the environment […]

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Harris Introduces Comprehensive Legislation to Protect Communities from Growing Threat of Wildfires

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 15, 2019 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Friday announced the Wildfire Defense Act, comprehensive legislation to help communities—especially in California—implement science-based methods for mitigating wildfire damage and defending life and property. Harris’ bill would provide local communities with up to $10 million dollars to implement a Community Wildfire Defense […]

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Harris Statement on PG&E’s Failure to Ensure Equal Access to Wildfire Recovery Tools

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 7, 2019 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Thursday released a statement as Californians seeking assistance from PG&E in the aftermath of the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County experienced numerous obstacles, including a lack of Spanish-language forms and PG&E staff asking for IDs, which are not necessary for the claims […]

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Harris, Leahy Lead Judiciary Democrats Urging Briefing Following Latest Trump Admin Move to Restrict Refugees

WASHINGTON, D.C. Nov. 6, 2019 – U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on Wednesday led all Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, in which they urgently request a briefing to understand the potentially devastating […]

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As Shutoffs Continue, Harris Vows To Help CA Cities Secure Federal Resources to Help Mitigate Future Outages

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 25, 2019– As California continues to suffer massive power shutoffs, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Friday vowed to assist California cities in seeking Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant funding to mitigate such blackouts in the future. Earlier this year, at the urging of Senator Harris, FEMA confirmed Pre-Disaster Mitigation […]

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Harris, Feinstein, Senators Call for Financial Certainty for Rural Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. October 3, 2019 – U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Wednesday joined Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jim Risch (R-ID), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and 25 of their Senate colleagues in requesting that any end-of-year legislation include at least a two-year reauthorization of the Payments in Lieu […]

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Harris Demands IG Investigate Any State Dept. Officials Working with Rudy Giuliani

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 26, 2019 — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Thursday sent a letter to Steve Linick, Inspector General for the Department of State, demanding he investigate whether any Department of State officials enabled Rudy Giuliani to advance political activities on behalf of President Trump, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. Special […]

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Harris, DeSaulnier Condemn Trump Administration Effort to Revoke CA’s Authority to Set Auto Emissions Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 17, 2019 — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday condemned the Trump administration’s reported intention to formally rescind California’s ability to set its own automobile emissions standards. Harris is the sponsor of a 2018 Senate resolution asserting California’s authority to set its own standards and supporting the current One National […]

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Harris, Colleagues Urge Appropriators to Block Administration Attempts to Unilaterally Transfer DHS Funds to ICE/CBP

WASHINGTON, D.C. , Sept. 13, 2019 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Friday joined U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and 18 Senate Democrats urging Senate Leadership and Appropriators to assert Congress’s role in crafting federal appropriations and ensure that any funding measure for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) prevents the Administration’s […]

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Harris Calls for Investigation of DOJ’s Inquiry into Automakers Working with CA to Reduce Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 13, 2019 — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Friday sent a letter to Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz urging an investigation into the basis for the DOJ’s antitrust investigation into four automakers working with California to make cleaner, less-polluting vehicles. After the Trump administration announced its […]

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Harris, Feinstein, Colleagues Call to Ban Low-Yield Nuclear Missiles Deployment and Extend New START Treaty in Final Defense Authorization Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. August 21, 2019 –  U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Tuesday joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and 15 of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman James M. Inhofe (R-OK) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI) urging them to include three key […]

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