Press Releases

March 30, 2017

Harris, Feinstein, and DeSaulnier Introduce Bill to Expand John Muir National Historic Site

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris, Dianne Feinstein (both D-CA) and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) introduced legislation which would expand the national historic site that celebrates the life and legacy of John Muir in Martinez, CA. The John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act (H.R. 1719/S. 729) would add an additional 44 acres to the John Muir National Historic site, which currently stretches across 330 acres in the East Bay of San Francisco and includes the … Continue Reading


March 29, 2017

Senator Harris Urges President Trump to Abandon ACA Repeal Efforts

New Letter From Senate Democrats Calls On President Trump To Immediately Rescind The January 20th Executive Order That Undermined The Affordable Care Act And Instead Use His Executive Authority To Support A Stable, Competitive Insurance Marketplace WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris joined colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump urging him and his administration to abandon their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and undermine the United States health … Continue Reading


March 27, 2017

Senator Harris Joins Colleagues to Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Counter Trump Immigration Actions

The PROFILED Act establishes minimum standards of procedure and humane treatment for U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents and immigrants who are impacted by immigration enforcement and detention operations WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, joined colleagues to introduce the PROFILED Act, legislation that would guarantee basic due process rights and protections for any individual … Continue Reading


March 27, 2017

Senator Harris Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order Reversing the Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order rolling back the Clean Power Plan: "As President Trump removes environmental protections, he has again put corporate interests ahead of the right of Americans to breathe clean air and live healthy lives. The harm and human cost of rescinding this plan is very real.President Obama's Clean Power … Continue Reading


March 24, 2017

Senator Harris Statement on the GOP Health Care Bill Failure

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, released the following statement today on the House Republicans' decision to pull the American Health Care Act. Earlier this week, Senator Harris gave a speech in opposition to the American Health Care Act: "This is a testament to the millions of Americans who stood up and spoke out to reject the idea that health care is a privilege and not a right. This sends a clear message to President Trump and Republicans. We will not cut the deficit by … Continue Reading


March 23, 2017

On ACA Anniversary, Senator Harris Delivers Speech Against Trumpcare

HD Video: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sdmc-media.senate.gov/HARRIS/032317_HARRIS_1_WEBHD.mp4 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, on the anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate in opposition to the American Health Care Act - also known as "Trumpcare." During the speech, Harris highlighted stories of Californians who have benefited from the ACA and laid out the case against the GOP health care repeal plan and its devastating … Continue Reading


March 23, 2017

Senator Harris Statement on Vote Against David Friedman

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, released the following statement today on her vote against the nomination of David Friedman to be the United States Ambassador to Israel: "I am deeply concerned that David Friedman - President Trump's nominee to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Israel and his former bankruptcy lawyer- lacks the qualifications, experience, and credibility to serve as an effective diplomat in one of the most challenging and important posts in the world. In his … Continue Reading


March 16, 2017

Senator Harris Statement on Proposed Federal Budget

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris released the following statement on President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget: "A budget is a reflection of our nation's values and it's clear from this proposal, President Trump does not value government's essential functions of public health, public safety, and public education. If you are a child, college student, or senior, live in a rural or urban area, are a worker in need of a safe workplace, or simply want to breathe clean air, … Continue Reading


March 16, 2017

Senator Harris Joins Colleagues to Rescind President Trump’s Executive Order to Construct Border Wall, Ramp Up Deportations and Detentions

Legislation would rescind President Trump's executive order requiring construction of a wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico and increased detention and deportations of undocumented immigrants WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, joined her Democratic colleagues to introduce a bill that would rescind President Donald Trump's executive order to construct a border wall and ramp up deportations … Continue Reading


March 15, 2017

Harris Statement on DHS Deputy Secretary Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, released the following statement on the nomination of Elaine C. Duke to serve as the Deputy Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security: "I stronglysupporta robust Department of Homeland Security and its mission to keep our nation safe.But I also expect that the leadership at the Department willuphold the highest hiring standards and practices,maintain … Continue Reading


March 14, 2017

Harris to EPA Administrator Pruitt: Reverse Decision on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the Trump Administration's decision to revoke federal vehicle emission standards,U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt requesting him to rescind their withdrawal from the Final Determination made earlier this year by the EPA to maintain the greenhouse gas emission standards first agreed upon in January 2009. In the letter, Harris highlights the specific trade, … Continue Reading


March 13, 2017

Harris on CBO Report: GOP Plan Would Be Catastrophic

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office's score of House Republican's health care bill: "Health care coverage is good for our economy, good for families, and good for our country. This report from the non-partisan budget office confirms that the Republican plan would mean already stretched middle class families would have to pay more for health care each month, seniors could be charged dramatically more for … Continue Reading


March 09, 2017

Senator Harris Statement on Vote Against Director of National Intelligence Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement today on her vote on the nomination of former U.S. Senator Daniel Coats to be Director of National Intelligence: "The Director of National Intelligence is a position of tremendous importance, and must provide policymakers and the American people with the best possible information of grave national security threats, free from political influence. I … Continue Reading


March 09, 2017

Senators Harris and Feinstein Urge President Trump to Approve Governor Brown’s Request for Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, joined U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to approve Governor Jerry Brown's request for federal assistance and a major disaster declaration for the State of California. "We strongly support California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.'s request for a Major Disaster declaration for the State of California in response to the … Continue Reading


March 09, 2017

Senator Harris Joins Colleagues to Reintroduce National Criminal Justice Commission Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris joined a group of bipartisan colleagues today to reintroduce the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, legislation that would create a National Criminal Justice Commission to review the criminal justice system from top to bottom and propose reforms to address the most pressing issues facing the nation's criminal justice system. "All Americans should feel confident that they will receive the equal treatment and protections of the law … Continue Reading


March 08, 2017

Sen Harris Presses DHS Deputy Sec Nominee Duke on Immigration Enforcement and Priorities

HD Video of Sen Harris 1st Round of Questioning HD Video of Sen Harris 2nd Round of Questioning WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, participated in a hearing on the nomination of Elaine Duke to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Senator Harris questioned Duke on DHS' enforcement priorities, following concerns Harris has heard from constituents about DHS' immigration … Continue Reading


March 08, 2017

Senator Harris Joins Bipartisan Group In Calling For OMB Director To Restore Coast Guard Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter sent today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, joined a bipartisan group of nearly two dozen other Senators urging the Office of Management and Budget Administrator Mick Mulvaney not to make a devastating $1.3 billion dollar cut to the budget of the United States Coast Guard. According to reports, the FY 2018 Presidential Budget Request will suggest a wholesale slash amounting to almost 12 percent of the service's … Continue Reading


March 06, 2017

Senator Harris Statement on President Trump’s Updated Travel Ban

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris released the following statement in response to the release of President Trump's updated Executive Order on Immigration: "This latest attempt by the Trump Administration to ban new immigrants and refugees from Muslim-majority countries, like the first attempt, undermines our nation's core values, jeopardizes our national security, and hurts our economy. While I welcome the decision to omit Iraq from the list of banned countries, the President still … Continue Reading


March 02, 2017

Sen. Harris: Sessions “Must Resign Immediately”

WASHINGTON - Today, following revelations Attorney General Jeff Sessions misled the United States Senate while under oath in his confirmation hearing regarding his communications with Russian officials, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris called on him to resign. According to the Washington Post, Attorney General Sessions "spoke twice last year with Russia's ambassador to the United States," communication that he failed to disclose during his Senate confirmation hearing in an exchange with U.S. … Continue Reading


March 01, 2017

Senator Harris Welcomes California’s Secretary Laird to Discuss Flood Risks at DC Hearing

Senator Harris Welcomes California's Secretary Laird to Discuss Flood Risks at DC Hearing HD Video: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sdmc-media.senate.gov/HARRIS/Harris+3-1.mp4 Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, introduced John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources, at a committee hearing and questioned him on the resources needed to address flood risks and water infrastructure maintenance in California. Harris … Continue Reading

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