In a stunning moment of black history, Senator Cory Booker and Senator Kamala Harris have each been appointed to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The two are the second and third African Americans ever to serve on the committee in its 200-year history. And, as that statistic would suggest, they will be the first African American duo to serve at the same time.
“I look forward to the chance to continue to provide a voice for our most vulnerable communities, work on issues I’ve handled since my earliest days in the Alameda County District Attorney’s office, and defend California in the face of this Administration’s repeated attacks on our values,” Harris told Blavity in a statement. “While I will no longer serve on the Environment and Public Works Committee, I will continue to be a champion for California, which has an outsized stake in all issues relating to the protection of our environment. My commitment to fight for everyone’s right to drink clean water and breathe clean air is unwavering.”
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