Press Releases

June 15, 2017

VIDEO: Sen. Harris at NPWF: “We need to make our voices heard”

HD Video WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last night, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris delivered remarks at the National Partnership for Women and Families annual gala. Senator Harris reflected on the leadership of the National Partnership for Women and Families, the fight ahead for access to quality health care, fairness in the workplace and leveling the economic playing field, and the next generation of women leaders. At the top of her remarks, Senator Harris addressed the tragic shooting that occurred in … Continue Reading


June 13, 2017

VIDEO/AUDIO: Senator Harris Presses Sessions on His Evasive Answers, Requests Documents Relevant to SSCI Investigation

HD Video Audio File Washington, D.C. - During a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris probed Attorney General Jeff Sessions on his evasive answers to questions regarding his involvement with Russia, including his meetings and communications with Russian officials as a top Trump campaign surrogate. Harris pressed Sessions on the need to produce relevant documents to support his repeatedly inconclusive recollection of events. Harris asked, "[Y]ou … Continue Reading


June 08, 2017

At Intelligence Committee Hearing, Senator Harris Questions Comey on Sessions’ Role in Russia Probe

HD Video Audio File Washington, D.C. - Today, in a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris questioned former FBI Director James Comey about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' continued involvement in the Russia probe despite having recused himself from the investigation. This included Sessions' recommendation that the President fire Director Comey as head of the FBI, even though Comey was leading that exact investigation in which Sessions recused himself … Continue Reading


June 07, 2017

VIDEO: Deputy AG Rosenstein Refuses Harris Request to Grant Full Independence to Special Counsel

HD Video WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, pressed U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on whether he would provide full independence to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is overseeing the FBI's Russia investigation. "[T]he greater assurance is not that you and I believe in Director Mueller's integrity, which I have no question about Mr. Mueller's integrity", Harris said. "It is that you would put in … Continue Reading


June 06, 2017

Senator Harris Questions DHS Sec. Kelly on Trump’s Budget That Prioritizes Deportations Over Public Safety

HD Video: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sdmc-media.senate.gov/HARRIS/888602_0002+(1).mp4 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, questioned DHS Secretary John Kelly on President Trump's FY2018 at a hearing. Trump's budget creates a strain on local law enforcement and states by threatening to withhold federal funds through grant programs if they are not compliant with ICE. Under President Trump, ICE has … Continue Reading


June 01, 2017

Senator Harris Statement on Trump’s Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

WASHINTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, released the following statement in response to President Trump's decision to withdraw from the United Nations Paris Agreement: "We can all agree that all people should be able to breathe clean air and live in a safe and healthy environment. Pulling out of the Paris Agreement is an irrational decision that is a disastrous step backward, threatens the future viability of … Continue Reading


June 01, 2017

Senator Harris Meets with Patients, Physicians to Discuss GOP Funding Cuts to Battling the Opioid Epidemic

LOS ANGELES - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris met with patients and physicians at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center in Los Angeles. At the clinic, Harris was briefed on the Center's critical role in providing substance abuse treatment, including opioid addiction, to patients in Los Angeles, many of whom are covered by Medicaid.The GOP health care bill cut more than $800 billion from Medicaid.The President's proposed budget would cut up to an additional $616 billion from … Continue Reading


June 01, 2017

Senator Harris Tours CA Naval Base, Expresses Support for the Military, and Discusses Threats and Capabilities

CORONADO - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris met with Navy officials at U.S. Naval Base Coronado, where she toured the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt and visited the Navy SEALs at the Naval Special Warfare Command and training center. On the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, Harris received a briefing on the ship's capabilities, as well as the scope of Third Fleet operations in the Pacific and the role of the Carrier Strike Group. At the Naval Special Warfare Command, Harris was given an overview of … Continue Reading


May 31, 2017

Senator Harris Discusses Economic Importance of Port of Los Angeles and Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris,a member of the Senate Budget Committeeand the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, met with officials at the Port of Los Angeles. Harris was briefed by officials on thenational and regional impactof the Port. The Trump Administration's proposed budget includesdamaging cuts totransportation, goodsmovement, andworkforce development. Harris also toured part of the Port. "California has the most significant ports in the United … Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

HARRIS, BROWN ANNOUNCE FRIENDLY WAGER ON NBA FINALS BETWEEN THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS AND THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

Bet Between Harris, Brown Marks Third Year Senators from California, Ohio have Bet State-Brewed Beers on NBA Series WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Warriors) and Sherrod Brown (D-Cavaliers) made a bet today on the outcome of the 2017 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. If the Warriors win, Senator Brown will bring beer from the Platform Brewing Company to Harris' office. If the Cavaliers prevail, Senator Harris will deliver beer from Anchor … Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

Senate Unanimously Passes Measure Recognizing Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan resolution led by Senators Kamala D. Harris, Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to recognize May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The resolution celebrates the contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. "I am proud to stand alongside my Senate colleagues to celebrate the strides that the Asian American and Pacific Islander community has made in public service, media, … Continue Reading


May 24, 2017

Senators Harris, Heitkamp & Sullivan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Federal Employment Opportunities for Vets

Legislation Would Strengthen Advocacy for Veterans across 24 Federal Agencies, including USDA and HHS, Where Only 12% and 7% of Workers Are Veterans WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris joined Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) to introduce the bipartisan Empowering Federal Employment for Veterans Act to make sure federal agencies do everything they can to connect veterans with jobs that fit their skillsets in the federal government. When veterans … Continue Reading


May 24, 2017

Senator Harris on CBO Report: “This Bill is Nothing Short of a Disaster”

WASHINTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris released the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office's report on the GOP health care bill: "Access to quality and affordable health care in America should be a right, not a privilege. This nonpartisan report makes clear that if the Republican health care bill becomes law, middle class families will pay more for health care, costs for seniors will increase, 14 million more Americans will be uninsured next year, … Continue Reading


May 23, 2017

Harris, Carper Question Census Bureau on Removal of “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” from 2020 Census

Senators to Census Bureau: "... it is critical that the Census Bureau's process to include subjects to fairly and accurately count all Americans is impartial and free from undue interference." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), both members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter to United States Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson requesting more information on the Census Bureau's processes it … Continue Reading


May 23, 2017

Senator Harris Statement on President Trump’s Budget

WASHINTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Committee on the Budget, released the following statement in response to President Trump's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018. "At its core, this budget is a cruel betrayal of the middle class and threatens our ability to ensure basic public safety, public health, and public education. This budget makes clear the values of this Administration: it prioritizes those at the top, while leaving working families and … Continue Reading


May 22, 2017

Sen. Harris on Approval of Caltrain Electrification Project Grant

Following the exchange between Secretary Chao and Senator Kamala D. Harris during last week's hearing in the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, the U.S. Department of Transportation today announced Secretary Chao will sign and execute the Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for the Caltrain Modernization Pacific Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP). The FFGA releases $100 million that Congress appropriated for Caltrain PCEP for FY2017. In addition, this agreement will commit … Continue Reading


May 18, 2017

Senator Harris Statement on FCC Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality

WASHINTON, D.C. - Senator Kamala D. Harris released the following statement in response to the vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to initially approve the advancement of a plan to repeal net neutrality. "An open internet is essential to the success of our economy and serves as the world's marketplace of ideas. In 2015, after a decade of deliberation and input from millions of Americans, the FCC adopted commonsense rules to protect the internet's openness. Those net neutrality … Continue Reading


May 17, 2017

Harris Addresses Reporting Requirements, IG Review in Amendments to Boots on the Border Bill

HD Video: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sdmc-media.senate.gov/HARRIS/051717.Harris.mp4 WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris introduced several amendments to S.595, "Boots on the Border Act of 2017", a bill before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee during a business hearing. Harris' amendments included legislation to implement a one-year pilot program for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner to issue waivers for polygraph tests, to … Continue Reading


May 16, 2017

Sen. Harris at CAP: It’s Time to Fight “not a War on Drugs but a War on Drug Addiction”

Video: https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4669869/sen-kamala-d-harris-capideas WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris delivered remarks at the Center for American Progress Ideas Conference. During her remarks, Senator Harris discussed how Attorney General Jeff Session's revival of the War on Drugs threatens our system of justice and outlined how we can effectively treat the current opioid epidemic. Harris urged policymakers to build broad coalitions to address our nation's … Continue Reading


May 16, 2017

Harris, Carper Question DHS Secretary Kelly On Private, For-Profit Detention Facilities

Senators to Secretary Kelly: "DHS's new immigration enforcement priorities raise concerns that DHS will rely even more heavily on these private detention facilities." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), both members of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly requesting more information about DHS's assessment of its use of privately operated immigration … Continue Reading

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