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Sen. Kamala Harris

Sen. Kamala Harris

Democrat, California
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Office Phone: 202-225-2265
Committees:
Intelligence
Budget
Environment and Public Works
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Judiciary
DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
18.1% of children are in poverty
18.8% of children under 6 are in poverty
6.7% of children are in extreme poverty
11.7% are food insecure
3.1% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Harris on Child Poverty

  • voted against H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • co-sponsored S.1242, the Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour over a period of seven years.

  • co-sponsored S.1371, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, which would increase the amount of the child tax credit and the portion of the credit that is refundable.


  • co-sponsored S.3075, the Children’s Budget Act, which would require federal children’s programs be separately displayed and analyzed in the President’s budget.

  • Harris on Child Health

  • voted against H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted against H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted against H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted against H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • co-sponsored S.337, the FAMILY Act, which would establish the Office of Paid Family and Medical Leave and entitle individuals to a family and medical leave insurance payment for extended caregiving periods.

  • co-sponsored S.428, the ACE Kids Act, which would authorize states to provide coordinated care to children with complex medical conditions through enhanced pediatric health homes.

  • co-sponsored S.1307, the Affordable Health Insurance for the Middle Class Act, which would expand eligibility for health care premium assistance tax credit.

  • co-sponsored S.1441, the Community Health Center and Primary Care Workforce Expansion Act, which would extend funding for community health centers for ten years.

  • co-sponsored S.1804, the Medicare for All Act, which would establish a universal Medicare program.

  • co-sponsored S.1970, the Medicare-X Choice Act, which would create a public health care Medicare Exchange plan.

  • co-sponsored S.2001, the State Public Option Act, which would establish a public health care option through Medicaid.

  • co-sponsored S.2708, the Choose Medicare Act, which would create a public health care option through Medicare that would be available for purchase on the health care exchanges.

  • co-sponsored S.3330, the Medicare and Medicaid Protection Act, which would modify the rules of the Senate to ensure that legislation reducing funding levels for Medicaid or decreasing health benefits would require 60, rather than 50, votes for passage.


  • co-sponsored S.3392, the MOMS Act, which would provide for grants to address maternal mortality and morbidity rates.

  • Harris on Child Welfare

  • co-sponsored S.611, the Homeless Children and Youth Act, which would amend the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to meet the needs of homeless children, youth, and families.

  • co-sponsored S.2173, the COURTS Act, which would extend funding for court services for child welfare cases.

  • Harris on Youth Justice

  • voted against the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • co-sponsored S.1917, the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, which would reform sentencing laws and corrections and include provisions on parole for juveniles, sealing of juvenile records, and juvenile solitary confinement.

  • co-sponsored S.2423, the REAL Act, which would reinstate Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated individuals.

  • Harris on Gun Violence Prevention

  • co-sponsored S.1945, the Keep Americans Safe Act, which would regulate large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

  • co-sponsored S.2009, the Background Check Expansion Act, which would require background checks for every firearm sale.

  • co-sponsored S.2044, the Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act, which would prevent domestic abusers subject to a protective court order from purchasing or possessing guns.

  • co-sponsored S.2095, the Assault Weapons Ban, which would criminalize the sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device.

  • co-sponsored S.3211, the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act, which would impose stricter record keeping and reporting requirements and eligibility standards on gun sellers.

  • co-sponsored S.3304, the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act, which would prohibit the publication of 3D printer plans for the printing of firearms.

  • Harris on Housing


    Harris on Nutrition

  • co-sponsored S.2723, the SNAP for Kids Act, which would increase SNAP benefits for children by changing the method by which benefits are calculated.

  • Harris on Early Childhood Development

  • co-sponsored S.1806, the Child Care for Working Families Act, which would expand and improve the Child Care and Development Block Grant and provide grants for funding high-quality preschool.

  • Harris on Education

  • voted against the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted against H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.2370, the STRIVE Act, which would increase funding for programs supporting early childhood, elementary, and secondary educators.

  • co-sponsored S.2572, the Safe Schools Improvement Act, which would require local educational agencties to establish anti-bullying policies and prohibit bullying based on race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

  • co-sponsored S.2584, the Student Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity of a student or a person associated with that student in any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

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