Vice President Kamala Harris coming to Arizona next week to highlight clean energy efforts

Jan 13, 2023, 12:46 PM | Updated: 1:30 pm
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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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PHOENIX — Vice President Kamala Harris is making her first trip to Arizona next week since taking office, visiting with a pair of cabinet members to highlight the administration’s clean energy economy efforts.

Harris, Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm will travel to Tonopah on Thursday to commemorate a power grid infrastructure project, according to the Office of the Vice President.

Tonopah is located about 50 miles west of downtown Phoenix.

On Thursday, the Interior Department announced that Haaland and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland would be in Arizona for two upcoming stops on the “Road to Healing” tour.

The officials will meet survivors and descendants of the federal Indian boarding school system in Phoenix on Jan. 20.

A similar event will take place on the Navajo Nation in Many Farms on Jan. 22.

Native American survivors of the boarding school system and their descendants across the U.S. are able to share their experiences during the yearlong “Road to Healing” tour.

Harris’ visit will come just over a month after President Joe Biden visited Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s site for a new computer chip plant in north Phoenix.

It was Biden’s first Arizona visit during his presidency.

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Vice President Kamala Harris coming to Arizona next week to highlight clean energy efforts