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Kamala D. HarrisDEMDemocrat Vice President of the United States
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Kamala Devi Harris ( KAH-mə-lə DAY-vee; born October 20, 1964) is an American politician and attorney who is the 49th and current vice president of the United States under President Joe Biden. She is the first female vice president and the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, as well as the first African-American and first Asian-American vice president. A member of the Democratic Party, she was previously attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017 and a U.S. senator from California from 2017 to 2021. Born in Oakland, California, Harris graduated from Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She began her career in the office of the district attorney (DA) of Alameda County, before being recruited to the San Francisco DA's Office and later the City Attorney of San Francisco's office. In 2003, she was elected DA of San Francisco. She was elected AG of California in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. Harris served as the junior U.S. senator from California from 2017 to 2021; she defeated Loretta Sanchez in the 2016 Senate election to become the second African-American woman and the first South Asian American to serve in the U.S. Senate. As a senator, she advocated for healthcare reform, federal de-scheduling of cannabis, a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, the DREAM Act, strict gun control laws, and progressive tax reform. She gained a national profile for her pointed questioning of Trump administration officials during Senate hearings, including Trump's second Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault.Harris sought the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, but withdrew from the race prior to the primaries.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Howard University
Bachelor of Arts
F.A.C.E. School
University of California College of the Law, San Francisco
Juris Doctor
Westmount High School
Past Positions1 - 10 of 10
United States Senate
2021 - Current
Vice President
United States of America
2021 - Current
United States Senate, California
2017 - 2021
Attorney General
State of California
2011 - 2016
District Attorney
City and County of San Francisco
2004 - 2011
Community and Neighborhood Division, Office of the San Francisco City Attorney
2000 - 2003
Career Criminal Unit, Office of the San Francisco District Attorney
1998 - 2000
Deputy District Attorney
Alameda County
1990 - 1998
Former Member
Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board
Former Member
California Medical Assistance Commission
Other Experience1 - 17 of 17
Former Fellow
Aspen Institute
Former Member
California District Attorneys Association Board
Vice President
National District Attorneys Association
Former Member
Subcommittee on The Constitution, United States Senate
Former Member
Environment and Public Works Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Budget Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, United States Senate
Former Member
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate
Former Member
Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight, United States Senate