"Congress needs to have the courage to act and renew the assault weapons ban," Harris told a teachers convention in Chicago before visiting the shooting scene at nearby Highland Park.
Vice President Kamala Harris
Students affected do not have to take any further action to secure their funds, and the Department of Education will begin notifying those students soon, the agency said.
Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff earned $1,655,563 in 2021 and paid $523,371 — a federal income tax rate of 31.6% — their tax filings show.
As fears grow of a Russian invasion of his country, the Ukrainian president offered to meet with his Russian counterpart. The U.S. warned of swift sanctions against Russia if it moves into Ukraine.
This is Harris' highest-stakes foreign trip yet. She will meet some 13 heads of state to discuss the threat posed by Russia, and will speak at the Munich Security Conference.
The White House released an action plan to replace lead pipes and lead paint in the U.S. within the next decade. Lead contamination is known to have detrimental effects on the brain and kidneys.
Harris participated in events on Thursday in Vietnam that elevated activists in a region known for its challenges and restrictions to human rights.
The vice president made the announcement during her trip to Southeast Asia. It's part of the Biden administration's push to strengthen its alliances in the region to counter China's influence
The Vice President warned China that its actions in the South China Sea amount to "coercion" and "intimidation."
The vice president spoke at a news conference in Singapore alongside Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who offered the use of his country's air force to assist with evacuations.