On Monday, August 2, Vice President Harris was on Capitol Hill.
Ms. Harris met with President Lyndon B. Johnson’s two daughters and his great-granddaughter ahead of the weekend’s 56th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act. President Johnson signed the Act on August 6, 1965. (Read more about the Voting Rights Act here.) Below you see (L to R) Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA); LBJ’s great-granddaughter, Tatum Nugent; LBJ’s oldest daughter, Lynda Johnson Robb; Luci Baines Johnson; and the Vice President.
More from this CBS story:
Luci Baines Johnson was 18 when her father signed the act. “I stood behind my father on August 6, 1965, when he signed the Voting Rights Act into the law,” she said.
Now, at 74, she’s still standing behind her dad.
Back to the CBS piece:
“The Supreme Court several years ago literally gutted the heart of the 1965 Voting Rights Act,” Johnson told CBS News, “and states throughout this country — I think it’s 18 now — are working fast and furiously to do everything they can to diminish the opportunity for vote, for all of us, but especially for people of color, especially for people who are poor, and especially for people who are old. And I am here to say no more.”
Johnson traveled from Texas to Washington this week to meet with Vice President Kamala Harris and urge Congress to act.
Also on Monday, Vice President Harris joined the President for a meeting with the administration’s COVID-19 response team.
Vice President Harris wore a soft blue suit that is unidentified and a grey top. The suit is similar to a bespoke Prabal Gurung design; the pocket flaps and lapels are different from those on the Prabal Gurung jacket. She accessorized with a double strand of pearls we’ve not seen for some time.
She had on her oft-worn mabé pearl earrings with the gold border and a pair of heels I don’t recall seeing before.
Tuesday, August 3, the Vice President and President hosted a meeting with Latino leaders.
More from the National Latino Public Radio Network:
On the second anniversary of the massacre of 23 people in El Paso, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met with twelve Latino leaders to mark the tragic occasion and discuss their economic agenda. At the White House meeting, they discussed the challenges of passing immigration reform using the budget reconciliation process and passing a national law on voting rights.
Vice President Harris wore a khaki jacket with sharply peaked lapels and what looked like her Charmeuse Reversible Perla Blouse ($328) by Lafayette 148 New York. She also sported her Irene Neuwirth double-strand necklace and mabé earrings.
On August 4, the Vice President did not have any public appearances. Thursday, the 5th, President Biden and Vice President Harris met with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community/civic leaders.
Topics included immigration, voting rights, and hate crimes.
Ms. Harris also joined the President for a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. The President signed a bill awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to law enforcement officers who protected members of Congress on Capitol Hill during the January 6 insurrection. Both the Vice President and President delivered remarks at the event.
The AP reports:
The medal is the highest honor Congress can bestow. Joined by members of Congress, law enforcement officers and the families of police who died following the attack, Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris held the formal signing ceremony in the White House Rose Garden.
Many officers were brutally beaten and injured that day as the violent mob of then-President Donald Trump’s supporters pushed past them to break into the Capitol and interrupt the certification of Biden’s victory.
Some of the officers, including four who testified at a House hearing last week, have spoken openly about the lasting mental and physical scars.
Below you see the Vice President shaking hands with Metropolitan Police Officer Mike Fanone, who was brutally assaulted as he defended the Capitol.
Saturday, August 7, Ms. Harris was back on Capitol Hill as the Senate began work on amendments to the infrastructure bill. Below, a video of the Vice President arriving.
The Vice President was in a UFO blazer she has had for several years. The navy check design features notch lapels and two-button front closure. Here you see Ms. Harris wearing the piece at an October 2019 campaign forum in Iowa.Embed from Getty Images
Beneath the jacket, the Vice President wore the soft blue Prabal Gurung silk top we initially saw with that designer’s blue suit and her Akris Punto Mara Stretch Jersey Pants.
Ms. Harris also had on her Irene Neuwirth double-strand necklace and mabé pearl earrings. Below you see the single-strand version of the necklace and the earrings as worn on previous occasions.
It looked like the Vice President wore her Manolo Blahnik ‘Lisa’ heels in black patent.