Harris invites all female US senators to have dinner at Naval Observatory


By Libby Cathey andAllison Pecorin
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP, FILE The official residence of the Vice President on the ground of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, March 16, 2018.

Vice President Kamala Harris, the nation's highest-ranking woman in government, is hosting a first-of-its-kind dinner at the Naval Observatory Tuesday evening for her female colleagues in the Senate -- a show of bipartisanship in a deeply divided Washington.

Harris invited all 24 of the country's female senators -- 16 Democrats and eight Republicans. It will mark the first time she's hosted lawmakers at the vice president's residence. Her move into the home in April was on a delayed timeline due to renovations.

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The dinner comes as the White House continues negotiations with Republicans on President Joe Biden's infrastructure package and as talks continue on other matters including voting and police reform legislation.

Publish : 2021-06-15 15:31:00

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