PHOENIX — As she continues to work through a busy transition into the office of Vice President, Kamala Harris took time to sit down for an exclusive interview with ABC15 this week, weighing in on the nearly $2 trillion "American Rescue Plan," what's next for COVID-19's vaccine roll-out, and the administration's promise to unite the country.
Check out Kaley O'Kelley's full interview with Vice President Kamala Harris in the player below:
As she spoke about issues seen across the nation during the pandemic and with the subsequent vaccine distribution, Vice President Harris was quick to recognize Arizona's struggles over the last year.
"I know Arizona has been one of, if not the hardest hit by COVID," she said. "The extreme loss of life and jobs and normalcy. Frankly, the President and I are looking forward, not backward. We're looking at yes, there was a lot that wasn't done, but our focus really is on what needs to be done."
Harris also addressed President Biden's quick work on executive actions, as he's signed more than three dozen since entering office on January 20. Harris spoke with us about the importance of addressing climate change, as well as the office's focus on our nation's economy and workers.
"Joe Biden will say, 'You want to talk about climate crisis, I want to talk about jobs,'" Harris said. "It's about investing in everything that ranges from manufacturing so that America is the leader in electric vehicles, to what we can do to invest in infrastructure, and that's about jobs...Our plan includes what we will do to actually invest in America's workforce."