February started with a discussion about possible SCOTUS nominees to fill Justice Stephen Breyer’s seat; the Justice is retiring at the end of this term. Below, the Vice President and President meeting on January 1st with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and ranking member Chuck Grassley(R-IA).
Ms, Harris wore an olive/khaki suit believed to be by Dolce and Gabbana.
On February 2, the Vice President joined the President and others for an event announcing the administration’s efforts to “reignite a cancer moonshot to end cancer as we know it.” This is a subject close to the Vice President’s heart as many readers are aware; her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, spent her career in breast cancer research. Below you see the Vice President and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff with Dr. Edjah Nduom, Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine.
Ms. Harris’s remarked at the event, “…my whole life, I stood witness as my mother, a scientist, worked to end breast cancer.”
Also on the 2nd, a meeting with the National Security Council about the elimination of ISIS leader Hajji Abdullah.
It looked like the Vice President was in her Tom Ford blazer ($3750) and pants, both done in a classic Prince of Wales check pattern.
The Vice President’s jacket has three buttons instead of the two shown in the product photo above, and her trousers have a slimmer cut than those seen above.
On the 3rd, the Vice President and President attended the National Prayer Breakfast. Ms. Harris also hosted a virtual swearing-in with HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra of members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.
The Vice President wore the Proenza Schouler suit first noted during her trip to Paris and then seen again at the lighting of the National Menorah on December 1, 2021. Below, the Technical Wool Long-Line Blazer (originally $1889, on sale for $756).
February 4th the Vice President traveled to Maryland with President Biden, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, and others.
They visited Ironworkers Local 5 in Upper Marlboro, where the President signed an executive order on labor agreements.
Ms. Harris wore her Altuzarra Kenton jacket and Serge trousers.
Saturday, February 5, Ms. Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff did some shopping, making a stop at the iconic Jessie Taylor Seafood market.
Doug Emhoff posted a photo of the duo as they were out and about, with the caption, “Nothing beats a Saturday market walk with your favorite chef.”
Ms. Harris also did some shopping at the District Doughnut shop at The Wharf.
It looked like the Vice President wore her Moncler ‘Vaneau’ Puffer Coat (original retail was $1245; the item is no longer available) in the brand’s signature quilted fabric.
She was also sporting what appeared to be a new pair of boots that I have not yet had time to try and identify.
February 8, Vice President Harris delivered remarks encouraging Americans to sign up for the Expanded Child Tax Credit & Earned Income Tax Credit.
The Vice President was in her Dolce and Gabbana Micro-Check Print Blazer ($1437, originally $2395) and the Straight Leg Houndstooth Trousers ($525, originally $875) with her black Pleated Silk-Blend Blouse ($595) from the Michael Kors Collection line.
On the 10th of February, Ms. Harri joined the President and Democrats from the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss the Supreme Court nomination.
The Vice President wore her Dolce and Gabbana pinstripe suit and a blouse I couldn’t see well enough to identify.
The next day, February 11, Vice President Harris traveled to Newark, NJ.
Below, the Vice President and EPA head Michael Regan are welcomed by Governor Murphy.
More from The Root’s story by Murjani Rawls.
Together, they highlighted how successful the city of Newark has been in changing its lead pipes and improving the water supply. In 2019, Newark had a lead crisis where bottled water had to be handed out because the quality was terrible. Now, the replacement of 23,000 lines is almost done with no cost to citizens.
Ms, Harris hosted a roundtable discussion with “Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, Gov. Phil Murphy, Mayor Ras Baraka, and other officials and residents, per ABC News.
Some of you may recall that on an October 2021 trip to Newark, the Vice President met a young woman named Ulani, doing her homework at a cupcake shop (seen below).
Ms. Harris saw Ulani again on this trip and got an update on how she was doing.
The Vice President wore the olive/khaki suit believed to be by Dolce and Gabbana referenced above in the entry for January 1.
On Valentine’s Day, the Second Gentleman posted this photo on social media with the caption, “Life is always brighter by your side. Happy Valentine’s Day, @VP.”
This photo was posted on the Vice President’s social media accounts on Valentine’s Day with the caption, “No better partner to have on this incredible journey. Happy Valentine’s Day, @SecondGentleman.”
It was taken January 21, 2021, at some point after the presidential inaugural prayer service at the White House. Vice President Harris was in an ensemble by Prabal Gurung.
February 16th, Ms. Harris performed a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with the new Chair of the Export-Import Bank, Reta Jo Lewis (shown below). She did the same with Cynthia Telles, the new Ambassador to Costa Rica.
On the 17th, the Vice President traveled to Munich, Germany.
She was there to take part in the annual Munich Security Conference, described by the New York Times as “a way for Western leaders to discuss threats and dangers in an informal setting.” Ms. Harris headed the US delegation at the conference, which included members of Congress and other officials. Senators in attendance included Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). Below, the Vice President with members of the US delegation on February 18.
Also on the 18th, the Vice President met with heads of Baltic States including Estonia Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Latvian President Egils Levits, and the President of Lithuania, Gitanas Nauseda.
The Vice President also met with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
It looked like the Vice President was in her black Turlington jacket and coordinating trousers by Dolce and Gabbana.
She wore what I believe is a Michael Kors Collection blouse. Below left, Ms. Harris wears the Pleated Silk-Blend Blouse in black; today’s piece looks like that design but in a heavier fabric with more widely spaced pleats.
On February 19, Vice President Harris met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
A formal photo op with the Ukrainian President.
Ms. Harris also delivered remarks at the conference on the 19th.
The Vice President appeared to be in her Dolce and Gabbana separates again with a new (to me) chocolate brown blouse.
February 20th Ms. Harris spoke with members of the media.
Below, the Vice President boarding Air Force Two to head back home.
It looked like the Vice President was in another of her Dolce and Gabbana suits. Vice President Harris wore what appeared to be a new coat (seen above), a Dolce and Gabbana style. The Belted Double-Breasted Crepe Coat ($3345) is made in a blend of virgin wool and viscose.
The design features peak lapels, box pleats, and a self-belt. Below, closeups of the tailored piece.
February 23 Vice President Harris met with officers from the National Black Caucus of State Legislators to discuss voting rights and other issues.
She wore the Dolce and Gabbana’s micro-check jacket and trousers with a black top.
On February 24, Vice President Harris took part in a National Security Council meeting about Ukraine.
The Vice President did two swearing-in ceremonies on the 24th: one for the new ambassador to the Vatican, Joseph Donnelly, and the other for Scott Nathan in his new role as CEO of the US International Development Finance Corporation and another. Following the Scott Nathan ceremony, Vice President Harris also spoke briefly to the media about the Russian attack on Ukraine. From a transcript of her remarks:
I want to be clear that we know and believe that this is a war of choice. It is unprovoked, it is unwarranted, and it is unjustified.
As the President made clear from the beginning: If Russia were to take aggressive action against Ukraine, our response would be swift and certain. And that is, in fact, what has occurred.
The Vice President was in her Dolce and Gabbana Turlington Blazer ($2595) and matching pants. Beneath the jacket, she appeared to be wearing her Luxe Charmeuse Reversible Perla Blouse in navy ($239 on sale) by Lafayette 148 New York.
On February 25, Ms. Harris joined President Biden as he announced his nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.Embed from Getty Images
If confirmed, Ms. Jackson, would be the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. She would also be the first Justice to have served as a public defender. From the President’s remarks.
And I’ve been fortunate to have the advice of the — Vice President Harris — and I mean this sincerely — an exceptional lawyer, a former Attorney General of California, and a former member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
[Judge Jackson] has served both in public service as a federal public defender — a federal public defender and in private law practice as an accomplished lawyer in pr- — with a prestigious law firm.
If confirmed, she will join Justice Sotomayor as the only other member of the United States Supreme Court who has experience as a trial court judge –- a critical qualification, in my view.
From Judge Jackson’s remarks:
“If I’m fortunate enough to be confirmed as the next associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States,” Judge Jackson said in her own set of remarks, “I can only hope that my life and career, my love of this country and the Constitution and my commitment to upholding the rule of law and the sacred principles upon which this great nation was founded, will inspire future generations of Americans.”
Vice President Harris wore the Tom Ford jacket and trousers discussed above (the February 2nd entry).
On February 28 the Vice President joined the President, Dr. Jill Biden, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, Cabinet members, members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Civil Rights leaders, Divine Nine leadership, and many others for a White House celebration marking Black History Month.
From the Vice President’s remarks:
Black History Month was established to teach the history that too often has not been taught: the history of Black excellence and leadership in America — (applause) — and also the history of resistance and resilience in America.
And we are clear: Black history is American history. It is living, breathing history — history we create every day.
So, there is a lot to celebrate. There is a lot to look forward to. There is a lot to work toward. And in remembering our history, we remember those great American heroes who continue to inspire and motivate us, who continue to remind us through our memory of them and their contribution and sacrifice what our role and responsibility is at this moment in history.
The Vice President was in her black Dolce and Gabbana suit with a top I haven’t seen well enough to identify.