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After Senate Intelligence Committee Releases First Volume of Russia Report, Harris Stresses Need for Investments in Election Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 26, 2019 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) released a statement Thursday after the Senate Intelligence Committee released the first volume of its report on Russian interference in the 2016 election: “The facts are clear: The Russian government mounted a deliberate and systematic attack on America’s election infrastructure in 2016. This […]

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Harris, Nadler Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 23, 2019 — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, on Tuesday introduced the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, one of the most comprehensive marijuana reform bills ever introduced in the U.S. Congress. “Times have changed — marijuana should not be a crime,” […]

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Harris, Colleagues to Introduce First Ever Bipartisan Senate Resolution to Honor the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 27, 2019 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday joined Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and 22 of their colleagues in introducing the first ever bipartisan U.S. Senate resolution to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Stonewall is an important moment in American […]

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Harris, Colleagues Call Out State Department’s Refusal to Let Pride Flags Fly at Embassies

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 14, 2019 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and 16 of their colleagues in opposing the State Department’s decision to reject requests from four embassies to fly a rainbow flag on embassy flagpoles in commemoration of Pride month. Noting this year’s State Department Human Rights […]

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Harris, Menendez, Casey Reintroduce Legislation to Spotlight Federal Spending on Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 11, 2019– U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Bob Casey (D-PA) on Tuesday reintroduced the Focus on Children Act and the Children’s Budget Act, a package of bills aimed at increasing transparency about federal investment in the health and well-being of our children. The legislation, introduced during Children’s Week 2019, would require the […]

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Harris, Murphy Reintroduce Legislation to Help Communities Protect Their Coasts

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 4, 2019— U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) on Tuesday reintroduced the Living Shorelines Act, legislation that would create a new grant program for nature-based shoreline protection projects known as living shorelines. As sea-level rise and coastal storms continue to threaten thousands of coastal communities and economies, investing […]

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Harris Urges FEMA to Provide Further Housing Assistance to Californians Affected by Wildfires

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 23, 2019 — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday sent a letter to Acting Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor urging the agency to take further action to secure temporary housing for survivors of the Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history. In the […]

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Harris on Trump’s Ninth Circuit Nominee: Daniel Bress Is Not a California Lawyer

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 17, 2019– U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Friday issued the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Daniel Bress to a California seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Daniel Bress on May 22 despite California’s […]

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Harris Reintroduces Legislation to Expand Access to Parks in Cities

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 14, 2019 — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday reintroduced the Outdoors for All Act, legislation to help communities around the country construct and improve parks and other outdoor recreational spaces, particularly in underserved communities that lack access to outdoor recreation areas. Currently, one in three Americans do not live […]

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Harris, Colleagues Demand Legal Justification for Expanded Militarization of The Southern Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 9, 2019 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), along with 17 of their colleagues, in writing to Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan raising concerns over the expanding mission of active duty servicemembers deployed to the southern border. The senators demanded a legal justification […]

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Harris: Barr Press Conference Proves Mueller Must Testify

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 18, 2019— U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), a member of the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, released a statement Thursday responding to Attorney General William Barr’s press conference this morning: “The Attorney General’s press conference today should concern us all, filled with political spin and propaganda. He acted more like the president’s […]

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Harris, Feinstein Propose New Protections for Over 1 Million Acres of Land in California

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 10, 2019 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Wednesday introduced a package of legislation to restore and expand protections for California’s public lands. Together, the legislation proposes new public lands protections for more than 1 million acres of public lands, including nearly 600,000 acres of new […]

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Harris Reintroduces Legislation to Provide Relief to Americans Facing Skyrocketing Cost of Rent

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 9, 2019 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday reintroduced the Rent Relief Act, legislation to provide much-needed support to middle class and working Americans who are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of rent. The legislation creates a new, refundable tax credit for households whose housing costs […]

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Harris, Senators Call for Reinstatement of Policy Against Holding Pregnant Women in Immigration Detention

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 8, 2019 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Monday joined Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), along with fourteen of their Senate colleagues, in calling for the reinstatement of an Obama-era policy ordering most pregnant women to be released from immigration detention. In a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) […]

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15 Coastal Senators to Oppose Interior Secretary Nomination: A Vote for Bernhardt is a Vote for Offshore Drilling

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 28, 2019 – Following his confirmation hearing Thursday in the Energy and Natural Resources committee, a coalition of 15 East and West Coast senators, led by Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), announced their intent to vote “NO” on David Bernhardt’s nomination for Interior Secretary due, at least in part, […]

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Harris: Barr Must Testify About Special Counsel Investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 22, 2019 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Friday released a statement following reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller transmitted his report on foreign interference in the 2016 election to the Attorney General: “We need total transparency here. The Department of Justice launched the Special Counsel investigation to get to the bottom […]

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Democratic Senators Reintroduce Legislation to Improve Resettlement Process for Unaccompanied Children, Protect Sponsors

WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 7, 2019 — Today, U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), along with Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Edward Markey (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), re-introduced the Families Not Facilities Act, legislation […]

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Border State Senators Introduce Legislation to Prevent Trump Admin. From Unilaterally Seizing Private Land For Border Wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 30, 2019 – Today, U.S. Senators Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced the Full Fair and Complete Exchange Act, legislation that would prohibit the federal government from taking possession of land for border infrastructure until all persons or entities entitled to compensation are remunerated in full. The bill […]

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