Kamala D. Harris is the second African-American woman and first South Asian-American senator in history. She was sworn in as a United States Senator in 2017. She serves on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on the Budget.
She earned an undergraduate degree from Howard University, and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings. She became the District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco. She was also elected as the first African-American and first woman to serve as California’s Attorney General.
Senator Harris is focused on raising wages for working people, reforming the criminal justice system, making healthcare a right for all Americans, addressing substance abuse, supporting veterans and military families, and expanding access to childcare for working parents.
Her mother, a breast cancer scientist, immigrated to the United States from Chennai. Her father, a Stanford University economics professor, emigrated from Jamaica.
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