Vice President Kamala Harris

Vice President Harris to Visit New Haven Tomorrow

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Vice President Kamala Harris is coming to Connecticut. She will travel to New Haven tomorrow.

Many of the details of her visit haven’t been released, but she is expected to discuss the American Rescue Plan, as she has done in other states. 

She’s also set to meet with U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro to discuss childcare.

New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker said he is is excited about the visit.

“I am excited to hear that Vice President Kamala Harris is coming to New Haven to join Congresswomen DeLauro and Hayes," Elicker said in a statement.

"This is critical in emphasizing the importance of the American Rescue Plan, and how our leaders at the Federal Government are working tirelessly to help those who are struggling, especially in our community." he Tweeted. I especially want to thank Rep. DeLauro for fighting for decades on the child tax credit.”

Rick Fontana, director of emergency operations for New Haven, warns people to be prepared for delays if they are driving to or around the city tomorrow.

“We expect there to be some traffic impacts, so for folks that are going to be traveling tomorrow in the city of New Haven we’d like to ask people to take some extra time, leave a little bit early. There will be impacts, we don’t know the magnitude of those, but there will be impacts because there is a presence of law enforcement and security to ensure the safe passage of the vice president,” Fontana said.

No additional information about the visit was immediately released.

The vice president’s visit comes weeks after First Lady Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, the former commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Education, came to Connecticut and visited a school in Meriden.

First Lady Jill Biden accompanied United States Secretary of Education Secretary Miguel to Connecticut on Wednesday and had some words for Connecticut teachers.

More information will be posted once it is available.

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