Press Releases

January 23, 2017

Senator Harris Presses Rep. Mulvaney on Disaster Relief for California

HD Video: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sdmc-media.senate.gov/HARRIS/HARRIS_BUDGET_012417.mp4 Today, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee questioned U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget, on how he'd address the budget priorities of California, if confirmed. Among the series of topics Harris raised was if Mulvaney would commit to providing immediate funding for disaster relief in California, or other … Continue Reading


January 22, 2017

Senator Kamala D. Harris Statement on Nomination of Congressman Mike Pompeo to Lead CIA

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) today, a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement on the nomination of Congressman Mike Pompeo to lead the Central Intelligence Agency: "Throughout his confirmation process Congressman Pompeo has been responsive, engaging, and has made a number of positive commitments to me, and to the Committee, on issues ranging from the politicization of intelligence to support for the Committee's Russia … Continue Reading


January 19, 2017

Senator Kamala D. Harris Announces Opposition to General John Kelly’s Nomination

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) today, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, issued the following statement on the nomination of General John Kelly to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security: "I strongly support a robust Department of Homeland Security and its mission of keeping the nation safe. I also strongly support the use of prosecutorial discretion to prevent the deportation of young people who were brought to … Continue Reading


January 19, 2017

Senator Kamala D. Harris Statement on Vote to Confirm General James Mattis

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) today released the following statement on her vote to confirm General James Mattis as the next Secretary of Defense: "After careful review of General James Mattis' record and testimony, I believe he will be a voice of moderation and pragmatism in the incoming Administration, a steady leader of the Pentagon, and put the national security interests ahead of politics. Overseeing our brave men and women in uniform is one of the highest … Continue Reading


January 17, 2017

VIDEO: Senate Kamala Harris Presses EPA Administrator on Upholding California’s Motor Vehicle Pollution Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), a member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, questioned President-Elect Trump's EPA Administrator nominee Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt at a confirmation hearing. Among the key topics addressed, Harris pressed Pruitt on his commitment to allow California to continue enforcing stricter standards on motor vehicle pollution than the federal government, as granted by an EPA waiver. "The EPA has historically … Continue Reading


January 13, 2017

Senator Kamala D. Harris Announces Opposition to Senator Jeff Sessions’ Nomination for United States Attorney General

Harris: "We must have an Attorney General who looks out for every American." LOS ANGELES, CA - Speaking at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. labor breakfast this morning, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced her opposition to the nomination of U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for U.S. Attorney General. Harris cited Sessions' "troubling pattern" of disregard for some of the most vulnerable communities and his history of … Continue Reading


January 12, 2017

Senator Kamala D. Harris Presses Pompeo on Russian Interference in the Election & National Security Impact of Global Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris today questioned Central Intelligence Agency Director nominee U.S Representative Michael Pompeo on the recent intelligence report concerning Russia and expressed deep concern about the national security implications of foreign influence in our election. Harris requested that Pompeo confirm whether or not he accepts the findings of the report produced by the CIA, FBI and NSA, which assessed that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence … Continue Reading


January 11, 2017

Senator Kamala D. Harris Joins BRIDGE Act to Protect Undocumented Youth from Deportation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) joined U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), today to introduce bipartisan legislation to protect undocumented young people brought to the United States as children should the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program be discontinued under the next Administration. The Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy … Continue Reading


January 10, 2017

Senator Kamala D. Harris Questions General John Kelly on Future Treatment of DACA Recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During today's Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the nomination of retired General John Kelly, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris questioned the nominee on his position on theuse of data collected for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. "In order to receive DACA, these young people submitted extensive paperwork to the federal government including detailed information regarding themselves and their loved ones. They also had … Continue Reading


January 10, 2017

Senator Kamala Harris Statement on Intelligence Committee Hearing on Russian Interference in U.S. Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the hearing on assessing Russian interference in recent U.S. elections, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "Russian interference in our presidential election should trouble all Americans and I will continue to support a thorough and fact-based investigation by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The American people have the right to know the extent of Russian … Continue Reading


January 03, 2017

Senator Kamala D. Harris Takes Oath of Office, Vows To Protect California Communities & Fight For The Ideals Of Our Nation

In One of First Actions As California's Senator, Harris Will Join Fight To Protect DREAM Act Immigrants Harris Makes History As Second Black Woman, First American of Indian Descent to Serve in Senate WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Kamala D. Harris was sworn in as California's 45th Senator, making history as the second black woman and first American of Indian descent to serve in the body. In one of her first actions as a Senator, she will cosponsor a bipartisan bill that would protect young DREAM … Continue Reading


December 26, 2016

Kamala Harris Names Top Senate Aide Clint Odom To Serve As Legislative Director In Senate Office

LOS ANGELES -- Senator-Elect Kamala D. Harris announced today that Clint Odom, a top Senate aide, will lead her office's legislative shop and serve as her Legislative Director. "I'm thrilled that Clint has decided to join our team and I look forward to our work together," said Harris. "He will be an invaluable asset to me and the people of California as we fight for the ideals of this nation. There will be many battles in the months ahead, and I am glad Clint will be standing with us to … Continue Reading


December 18, 2016

Harris Appoints Community Leader, Veteran Organizer and Champion of Immigrant Communities to Lead State Operation

Harris Will Serve On Key Immigration, National Security, Environment & Budget Panels Harris: "At a time when so many Californians and Americans are uncertain about our future, I will aggressively fight for our families and the ideals of our nation" LOS ANGELES -- U.S. Senator-Elect Kamala D. Harris announced today she will serve on four committees in the 115th Congress. Harris will serve on the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee -- the frontline of immigration … Continue Reading


December 11, 2016

Senator-Elect Kamala Harris Announces Appointment of Julie Chavez Rodriguez as California State Director

Harris Appoints Community Leader, Veteran Organizer and Champion of Immigrant Communities to Lead State Operation LOS ANGELES -- Senator-Elect Kamala Harris announced today that she has appointed Julie Chavez Rodriguez to serve as her State Director. "I am thrilled that Julie has agreed to continue her service to our state and nation as my State Director," said Harris. "Julie has been a leader in this state and across the country fighting to advance policies to help Californians. From her … Continue Reading


October 21, 2016

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September 30, 2016

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