Biden Signs Bill Making Lynching a Federal Hate Crime
Civil Rights
Biden Signs Bill Making Lynching a Federal Hate Crime
2022-03-30 01:01:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday did something lawmakers have been trying to do for more than 120 years — with a stroke of his pen he made lynching, a vile form of domestic terrorism and murder, a federal... Read More

US VP Harris Embraces Call for War Crimes Probe of Russia
Geopolitics
US VP Harris Embraces Call for War Crimes Probe of Russia

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday embraced calls for an international war crimes investigation of Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, citing the “atrocities” of bombing civilians, including a maternity hospital. Speaking alongside Polish President Andrzej... Read More

Harris Heads to Poland Amid Turbulence Over Jets for Ukraine
Geopolitics
Harris Heads to Poland Amid Turbulence Over Jets for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Warsaw to thank Poland for taking in hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion took an unexpected turn before she even left Washington. She’ll be parachuting into the middle of unexpected... Read More

<strong>Vice President Harris Unveils Grants for Clean Public Transport  </strong>
Renewable Energy
Vice President Harris Unveils Grants for Clean Public Transport  
2022-03-07 22:15:41
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris announced on Monday the availability of roughly $1.47 billion in competitive grant funds aimed at transitioning public transportation fleets and facilities to clean energy. Harris made remarks on the clean transit push during a... Read More

More Than 10 Million Households Sign Up for Broadband Affordability Program
Broadband
More Than 10 Million Households Sign Up for Broadband Affordability Program
2022-02-14 15:49:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris is set to announce Tuesday that more than 10 million households are enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program, the nation’s largest ever broadband affordability program, since the bipartisan infrastructure bill was signed into law... Read More

President Reignites ‘Cancer Moonshot,’ Stressing Screening, Ambitious Goals
White House
President Reignites ‘Cancer Moonshot,’ Stressing Screening, Ambitious Goals
2022-02-02 14:46:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday relaunched the “cancer moonshot” project he oversaw during the Obama administration in an East Room event attended by lawmakers, agency heads, and doctors, nurses and researchers, many of whom will comprise a new... Read More

Voting Rights and Fate of the Filibuster Set Senate Showdown on Capitol Hill
Political News
Voting Rights and Fate of the Filibuster Set Senate Showdown on Capitol Hill
2022-01-12 00:14:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Senate only just returned to work a few days ago, but already it’s embroiled in the knock-down, drag-out brawl of the year. The “it,” of course, is the raging war of words over Senate Democrats' effort to... Read More

What They’re Saying About the Anniversary of the Jan. 6 Attack on the Capitol
Jan. 6
What They’re Saying About the Anniversary of the Jan. 6 Attack on the Capitol
2022-01-06 18:47:08
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris both spoke at the U.S. Capitol Thursday morning in observance of the first anniversary of the attack on the building by insurrectionists loyal to former President Donald Trump. Many more... Read More

Top Harris Aide to Be New Executive Director for Congressional Black Caucus
Congress
Top Harris Aide to Be New Executive Director for Congressional Black Caucus
2022-01-04 22:25:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Vince Evans, a top aide to Vice President Kamala Harris, is leaving the White House to become the new executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus. Evans, who served as the vice president’s deputy director of public engagement... Read More

Harris, Yellen Announce Billions in Investments to Emergency Capital Investment Program
Treasury
Harris, Yellen Announce Billions in Investments to Emergency Capital Investment Program
2021-12-14 19:26:57
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced on Tuesday over $8.7 billion in investments through the Emergency Capital Investment Program for small businesses and low- and moderate-income consumers in rural and underserved communities. The program’s... Read More

Biden to Have Routine Colonoscopy, Transfer Power to Harris
In The News
Biden to Have Routine Colonoscopy, Transfer Power to Harris

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden will briefly transfer power to Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday when he undergoes a “routine colonoscopy" at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the White House said. Biden drove early Friday to... Read More

Vice President Harris to Meet With Macron During Paris Visit
Foreign Affairs
Vice President Harris to Meet With Macron During Paris Visit
2021-10-22 18:50:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron in November in the administration’s latest attempt to repair the diplomatic damage caused by a botched submarine agreement. The White House announced Friday that Harris and Second... Read More

Senate GOP Blocks Democrats’ Election Reform Bill, Filibuster Support Softens
Political News
Senate GOP Blocks Democrats’ Election Reform Bill, Filibuster Support Softens
2021-10-20 23:29:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Despite changes reflecting the spirit of compromise, Senate Democrats were unable on Wednesday to convince a single Republican to vote with them in support of guaranteeing Americans the right to easy access to the polls.  As a result,... Read More

Harris to Campaign in California for Gavin Newsom on Wednesday
Political News
Harris to Campaign in California for Gavin Newsom on Wednesday
2021-09-05 17:03:14
by Dan McCue

Vice President Kamala Harris will visit California's Bay Area on Wednesday to campaign with Gov. Gavin Newsom, who faces possible removal from office in a Sept. 14 recall election. Symone Sanders, Harris' chief spokesperson, tweeted Saturday that the vice president... Read More

Bidens to Travel to 9/11 Attack Sites on 20th Anniversary
White House
Bidens to Travel to 9/11 Attack Sites on 20th Anniversary
2021-09-05 17:01:03
by Dan McCue

President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 next Saturday by traveling to the three sites of the terrorist attacks. In a brief announcement released Saturday, the White House said the president and first... Read More

Capitol Defenders Honored With Congressional Gold Medals
Law Enforcement
Capitol Defenders Honored With Congressional Gold Medals
2021-08-06 16:18:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a bill that honors the Capitol Police, Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department and other law enforcement agencies with Congressional Gold Medals for protecting lawmakers from the pro-Trump insurrectionists who stormed the... Read More

White House Releases Strategy to Slow Migration at Southern Border
Immigration
White House Releases Strategy to Slow Migration at Southern Border
2021-07-29 15:50:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday that efforts to address root causes of migration from three Central American countries won't produce immediate results as she unveiled a broad strategy that expands on principles the Biden administration previously outlined.... Read More

Biden, Harris Celebrate Americans with Disabilities Act
Civil Rights
Biden, Harris Celebrate Americans with Disabilities Act
2021-07-27 12:55:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden celebrated the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Monday and announced new guidance suggesting long-term COVID-19 could be considered a disability in some cases under federal civil rights laws.  “For our nation, the... Read More

Number of Infected Texas Lawmakers Who Fled State Rises to 5
Health
Number of Infected Texas Lawmakers Who Fled State Rises to 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two more Texas lawmakers who left their state to hobble efforts to pass new voting restrictions have tested positive for the coronavirus, raising to five the number of infected people in the delegation. State Rep. Trey Martinez... Read More

Bipartisanship, Infrastructure and Local Government Take Center Stage at NACo Conference
County News
Bipartisanship, Infrastructure and Local Government Take Center Stage at NACo Conference
2021-07-12 19:33:21
by Dan McCue

The headliners included everyone from Vice President Kamala Harris to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigeig to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, but have no doubt, the focus of the National Association of Counties annual conference was on renewal and a bipartisan way... Read More

Harris Heads to Border After Facing Criticism for Absence
Immigration
Harris Heads to Border After Facing Criticism for Absence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris faces perhaps the most politically challenging moment of her vice presidency Friday when she visits the U.S. southern border as part of her role leading the Biden administration's response to a steep increase in migration.... Read More

Blunt Message, Search for Answers Mark VP’s 1st Foreign Trip
Immigration
Blunt Message, Search for Answers Mark VP's 1st Foreign Trip

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris came to Latin America to deliver a message rather than clinch some kind of concrete deal. She bluntly told migrants not to travel to the United States. She spoke of the evils... Read More

Biden Taps Harris for Lead Role In Protecting Voting Rights
White House
Biden Taps Harris for Lead Role In Protecting Voting Rights
2021-06-02 12:03:52
by Dan McCue

TULSA, Okla. - President Joe Biden on Tuesday put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of his administration's efforts to protect voting rights. Biden made the announcement during a speech in Tulsa, Okla., where he marked the 100th anniversary of... Read More

Harris to tell UN Body it’s Time to Prep for Next Pandemic
Health
Harris to tell UN Body it's Time to Prep for Next Pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will make the case before United Nations members on Monday that now is the time for global leaders to begin putting the serious work into how they will respond to the next global... Read More

Biden to America After Floyd Verdict: ‘We Can’t Stop Here’
White House
Biden to America After Floyd Verdict: 'We Can't Stop Here'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd "can be a giant step forward" for the nation in the fight against systemic racism. But he declared... Read More

Biden Taps Harris to Take Lead on Response to Border Crisis
Immigration
Biden Taps Harris to Take Lead on Response to Border Crisis
2021-03-24 19:52:36
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden is putting Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of leading the White House effort to get a handle on the surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Biden made the announcement as he and Harris... Read More

Biden, Harris and Others to Promote Relief Plan’s Benefits
White House
Biden, Harris and Others to Promote Relief Plan's Benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the sales push begin. President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses are opening an ambitious, cross-country tour this week to highlight the benefits of his $1.9 trillion plan to defeat the coronavirus and... Read More

Senate Nears Relief Bill Votes After Half-Day GOP Delay
In The News
Senate Nears Relief Bill Votes After Half-Day GOP Delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate steered on Friday toward a voting marathon on Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill after enduring an extraordinary half-day holdup forced by a Republican foe of President Joe Biden's top legislative priority. The chamber planned... Read More

Dems Tighten Relief Benefits, Firm Up Support for Virus Bill
In The News
Dems Tighten Relief Benefits, Firm Up Support for Virus Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Democrats agreed to tighten eligibility limits for stimulus checks, bowing to party moderates as leaders prepared to move their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill through the Senate. At the same time, the White... Read More

CA Senate: Alex Padilla (D)
In The News
CA Senate: Alex Padilla (D)
2021-02-08 20:24:19
by TWN Staff

About Padilla:  Alex Padilla, California’s then-secretary of state, was appointed to fill the Senate seat held by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in late December 2020.  Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s selection of Padilla, a longtime friend and political ally, ended months of jockeying for the appointment among Democratic factions across the state.  It also... Read More

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