Press Releases

June 23, 2020

Harris: Republicans Playing Politics To Derail the Justice in Policing Act

Full Video of Harris' Remarks WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday joined Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) in condemning Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for moving forward with Republicans' hollow policing bill, saying the bill obstructs the ability to make real change. Harris pointed to the fact that Senate Republicans failed to even discuss or consider Harris' legislation- the Justice in Policing Act. Key Excerpts: We … Continue Reading


June 23, 2020

Harris on GOP Bill: “Attempt to Obstruct Real Progress and Real Justice”

Full Video of Harris' Remarks WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday slammed Senate Republicans on their empty proposal to address police brutality, calling it an "attempt to obstruct real progress and real justice." Harris laid out the hollow proposals in the GOP bill and pressed her colleagues to proceed with real legislative change. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) interrupted Senator Harris during her remarks in an attempt to undermine her criticism of the GOP bill, … Continue Reading


June 23, 2020

Harris Demands Answers After Trump Says He Ordered Admin to “Slow The Testing Down”

Harris' letter comes after the President made remarks at his rally this weekend, stating he asked his administration to "slow the testing down, please." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor, Rear Admiral John Polowczyk, and Admiral Brett Giroir demanding answers on potential political interference in COVID-19 testing efforts after the President claimed he told "his people" to … Continue Reading


June 22, 2020

Harris, Senate Democratic Caucus Call On McConnell To Bring Bipartisan House-Passed Dream & Promise Act To Floor For A Vote

Letter to McConnell from Senate Democratic Caucus follows last week's historic Supreme Court decision on DACA WASHINGTON, D.C. -Following last week's historic Supreme Court ruling rejecting President Donald Trump's repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Monday joined Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the entire Senate Democratic Caucus in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) calling on him to immediately … Continue Reading


June 19, 2020

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 is also known as "Emancipation Day", "Jubilee Day", and "Juneteenth Independence Day". On June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, Major General Gordon … Continue Reading


June 19, 2020

Harris, Schatz to Introduce Bill Ensuring Accurate Census Count

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) announced on Friday the Fair and Accurate Census Act, legislation that would extend statutory deadlines for delivering census data and implement important transparency and accountability requirements to help ensure a complete count in the 2020 Census. "An accurate and comprehensive census is critical to our country's democracy," said Harris. "The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of our society, … Continue Reading


June 18, 2020

Harris, Baldwin, Murray Lead Colleagues in Raising Concerns with Law Enforcement Tactics Increasing Spread of COVID-19 at Peaceful Protests

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As people around the country are joining widespread demonstrations for racial justice and against systemic racism, U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Patty Murray (D-WA) are leading their colleagues in raising serious concerns with the Trump administration's law enforcement tactics that may exacerbate the spread of COVID-19 and further worsen public health disparities as the nation continues battling this pandemic. They are also calling for … Continue Reading


June 18, 2020

Harris Applauds Supreme Court Decision Preserving DACA Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Thursday released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Trump Administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Trump terminated the DACA program on September 5, 2017, throwing the lives of over 600,000 DREAMers into chaos. "DACA has allowed young immigrants who were brought here by their parents to live and work in this country without fear that they … Continue Reading


June 17, 2020

Harris, Brown, Feinstein, Smith, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday joined Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Tina Smith (D-MN), and every one of their Democratic colleagues in introducing a Senate resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. The resolution highlights the contributions LGBTQ individuals have made to American society, notes several major milestones in the fight for equal treatment of LGBTQ Americans and resolves to continue efforts to achieve full … Continue Reading


June 17, 2020

Harris, Brown, Feinstein, Smith, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday joined Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Tina Smith (D-MN), and every one of their Democratic colleagues in introducing a Senate resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. The resolution highlights the contributions LGBTQ individuals have made to American society, notes several major milestones in the fight for equal treatment of LGBTQ Americans and resolves to continue efforts to achieve full … Continue Reading


June 17, 2020

Harris Statement on Senate GOP Policing Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday released the following statement on Senate Republicans' policing bill: "Black people want to stop being killed and Americans from all walks of life are demanding change. We must meet this movement by holding police accountable for misconduct. The bill put forth today by Republican senators fails to do that. "The bill proposed today by my Republican colleagues is completely silent on police accountability. We should have … Continue Reading


June 16, 2020

Harris to Trump: Unilateral Annexation Would Put Peace Further From Reach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump opposing the potential unilateral annexation of the West Bank. The Government of Israel could move to annex parts of the West Bank as soon as July 1, 2020. Harris stated that unilateral moves by either party, like annexation, harm prospects for a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and that unilateral annexation puts Israel's security at risk. "While the … Continue Reading


June 16, 2020

Harris: Now is the Time to Act. The People are Demanding it.

Full Video of Harris' Remarks WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday called for the passage of the Justice in Policing Act during a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on police use of force. Last week, Senator Harris and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Justice in Policing Act, comprehensive legislation to address the national police brutality crisis. Harris laid out the key provisions of the legislation, including implementing a national use of … Continue Reading


June 16, 2020

Harris Statement on Trump Executive Order on Policing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced a new Executive Order on policing: "Let me be clear: President Trump's Executive Order completely misses the mark. The American people are demanding government leaders recognize the seriousness of this movement and embrace bold ideas that will lead to major change. For the last three and a half years, this president has used dangerous, racially charged … Continue Reading


June 16, 2020

Harris, Coons, Wicker, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Expand National Service Opportunities, Uplift Communities Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The CORPS Act is supported by more than 150 national service and public health organizations across the country WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday joined Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), along with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jack Reed (D-RI), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), John Cornyn (R-TX), Angus King (I-ME), and Susan Collins (R-ME), … Continue Reading


June 16, 2020

Harris, Coons, Wicker, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Expand National Service Opportunities, Uplift Communities Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The CORPS Act is supported by more than 150 national service and public health organizations across the country WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday joined Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), along with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jack Reed (D-RI), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), John Cornyn (R-TX), Angus King (I-ME), and Susan Collins (R-ME), … Continue Reading


June 15, 2020

Harris, Speier, Raskin Introduce Legislation Ensuring Protection For Those Who Expose Waste, Fraud, Abuse in Federal COVID-19 Relief Effort

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) on Monday introduced the COVID-19 Whistleblower Protection Act, legislation that will ensure whistleblower protections for people who expose misuse of government funds that are intended to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Harris, Speier, and Raskin also applaud the inclusion of their whistleblower protections in Senator Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) Coronavirus Oversight and … Continue Reading


June 15, 2020

Harris, Warren, Blumenthal, Coons, Jayapal, Sarbanes, Colleagues Officially Introduce the CORE Act

Harris' whistleblower protection bill, the COVID-19 Whistleblower Protection Act, was included in the CORE Act WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Monday joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and the Chair of the House Democracy Reform Task Force Representative John Sarbanes (D-MD) in officially introducing the Coronavirus … Continue Reading


June 15, 2020

Harris Statement on Supreme Court Decision that Federal Civil Rights Law Protects LGBTQ Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Monday released the following statement in response to the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that federal non-discrimination law protects LGBTQ workers. "The Supreme Court's ruling today sent a clear message to all Americans: our federal civil rights law protects LGBTQ workers and requires that they be treated with the dignity and respect every person deserves. The Court held that the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in … Continue Reading


June 12, 2020

Harris, Porter Blast Trump Administration for Hiding Data on Small Business Grants

Citing existing federal law, Senator and Congresswoman demand Administration release Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loan recipients and award amounts WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and U.S. Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) on Friday blasted the Trump Administration for withholding information from the public about a $650 billion program intended to support small businesses. The two demanded release of data about who is receiving forgivable loans from the … Continue Reading

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