Published: Wed, February 03, 2021

AKAs declare Jan 20th as Kamala Harris Day

AKAs declare Jan 20th as Kamala Harris Day

The source said the call was less about Trudeau trying to deliver a message and was more about discussing the area where Canada and the US can work together on a wide range of issues.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are directly engaged in building support for a $1.9 trillion economic recovery plan in Congress, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Wednesday.

The outreach comes after Harris' apparent move to apply pressure on Manchin frustrated the conservative Democrat, something that he made clear over the weekend.

"Joe Biden will say, 'You want to talk about climate crisis, I want to talk about jobs, '" Harris said.

A White House version of the call describes Canada's "deep importance to the U.S.as an economic and strategic partner".

"We've been in touch with Sen".

In the official readout of the call released by the Office of the Prime Minister, Trudeau said he looked forward to "strengthening the bilateral trading relationship and Canada-U.S. supply chains, and avoiding the unintended consequences of Buy America policies, for the benefit of people in both countries".


According to the PMO, Trudeau also congratulated Harris on her "historic election" and said he was looking forward to working with the new USA administration "on shared priorities, including fighting the COVID-19 pandemic through close collaboration on borders and access to vaccines, and to building back better".

In an interview with CNN affiliate WSAZ in West Virginia, Manchin bristled at Harris' interview with the same station that took place on Thursday, suggesting the administration did not give him a heads up.

I couldn't believe it. No one called me [about it].

Manchin said lawmakers are trying to find a bipartisan way forward on COVID-19 relief, adding Harris' interview did not help those efforts. "That's not a way of working together".

The West Virginia moderate, a key swing vote in an evenly divided Senate, blasted Harris' appearance on a local TV station after she spoke about how the proposed relief is a "big issue" to his constituents. Kyrsten Sinema, along with Sen.

As she continues to work through a busy transition into the office of Vice President, Kamala Harris took time to sit down for an exclusive interview with ABC15 this week, weighing in on the almost $2 trillion "American Rescue Plan", what's next for COVID-19's vaccine roll-out, and the administration's promise to unite the country. The Vice President touted the package, saying it's "about opening schools back up in a safe way, it's about getting support for small businesses, getting relief for families".

Harris also discussed the thorny issue of oil and natural gas leases, which has been of concern to many West Virginians in light of the importance fracking has assumed in the local economy.

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