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Kamala Harris Sworn In As California's Newest U.S. Senator

Kamala Harris Sworn In As California’s Newest U.S. Senator

Kamala Harris, a Democrat and Oakland, California native, was officially sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden as California’s newest U.S. Senator today. Harris, 52, is the California’s first Black female Senator, first Indian Senator and the second Black woman to elected to the U.S. Senate. Twenty-three years ago, (Carol Mosby Braun became first, representing Illinois from 1993 to 1999.

Harris, 52, a Democrat from Los Angeles, was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden shortly after 9 a.m. PT as Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and her new Senate colleagues looked on. Harris’ husband, Los Angeles attorney Doug Emhoff, her stepchildren, broth