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Harris to travel to Las Vegas to tout the recently passed American Rescue Plan in first stop of first trip as vice president

Megan Messerly
Megan Messerly

Vice President Kamala Harris will travel on Monday to Las Vegas, the first city she will visit during her first trip since taking office in January.

The vice president’s visit is expected to center around the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, known as the American Rescue Plan, approved by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, which now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed. No details were immediately available about what stops the vice president plans to make in Las Vegas, though much of her recent focus has been on the impact of COVID on women in the workforce and small businesses.

Harris, asked about the American Rescue Plan in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, credited Biden and his vision in passing the legislation.

 "I have to tell you, Joe Biden made this happen, and it is a very important day for the children of America, the families of America and small businesses,” Harris said. “It is a very important day in terms of what we're now going to be able to do to make sure that everyone has access to the help they need.”

Harris will be accompanied on her trip by Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff. The two will also make a stop in Denver after leaving the Silver State.

The vice president last traveled to Nevada in October to rally Democrats in Las Vegas and Reno ahead of the general election.


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